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Descriptions such as “boundless and bare” and "colossal Wreck" evoke strong, intimidating images and add to the tone and meaning of this piece. On one level, they emphasize the ‘everything is fleeting’ theme of this poem. But, if you want to look at it in a different light, the vast desolation surrounding the statue of Ozymandias suggests another thought: perhaps, in a way, Ozymandias’ legacy continues and is emphasized by the power of the barrenness. The mere existence of his ruins causes his surroundings to be an endless wasteland. Power can be lonely.

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