Poetry Key Quotes (Power ; Conflict)

Ozymandias
Arrogance
sneer of cold command

Ozymandias
Arrogance and poor leadership
hand that mocked them

Ozymandias
Destroyed power
colossal wreck

London
Criticisms of the church
black’ning church appalls

London
Criticism of the rich’s power
chartered Thames

London
Criticism of oppression
mind-forged manacles

London
Future is only death and oppression (juxtaposition)
marriage hearse

My Last Duchess
Absolute control and abuse of power
I gave commands,/ Then all smiles stopped

My Last Duchess
Misplaced arrogance
Notice Neptune… Taming a sea-horse

My Last Duchess
Paranoia and male superiority
She thanked men

My Last Duchess
Arrogance
nine-hundred-years-old name

The Prelude
Calm nature
Small circles glittering idly

The Prelude
Calm nature (alliteration)
moon… melted

The Prelude
Metaphor for guilt
huge peak, black and huge

The Prelude
Metaphor for guilt and personification
growing still in stature the grim shape towered up

The Prelude
Effect of guilt and uncontrollable depression (Romantic)
for many days… hung a darkness, call it solitude

The Prelude
Uncontrollable depression and long lasting effect of nature (Romantic)
were a trouble to my dreams

Bayonet Charge
Animal/innocence vs violence
Show he’s become a violent weapon powered by fear
Yellow hare
Eyes wide
A green hedge/ That dazzled with rifle fire

Bayonet Charge
Verbs that show he’s uncontrollable
Running
Plunged
Rolled

Bayonet Charge
Dismissive of grand themes of conflict
Etcetera
Dropped like luxuries

Bayonet Charge
Metaphor showing universe/war as uncaring and mechanical and carrying on w/o him
Cold clockwork
Was he the hand pointing that second?

Bayonet Charge
Alliteration imitating heavy breathing
Sweat heavy/stumbling

Bayonet Charge
Criticism of patriotism and showing it doesn’t matter in the realities if war
Patriotic tear
Centre of his chest

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Allusion to Psalm 23, used at funerals and memorials
Into the valley of death

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Criticism of leaders and blind faith
Some one had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply.
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die

The Charge of the Light Brigade
refrain
Rode the six hundred
Left of six hundred
Noble six hundred!

The Charge of the Light Brigade
sibilance, danger surrounds them
Storm’d at with shot and shell

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Infernal images personifies death
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell