King of Kings
What separates a king from a great king? There are different aspects in ones cycle of rule that can be done so that greatness is achieved. If none of those aspects are achieved then the ending result is a fallen empire and a king in dismay. Every king has to leave down a legacy so that he is remembered by it however, if nothing is to be remembered then who is to say the king is really a king? Shelly uses imagery to establish a strong vision and describe the fallen king that once knew no bound.
They say that people eat a meal with only their eyes first. The same goes when one reads a poem, he/she reads with their eyes first but uses their mind to comprehend the colloquy thus if done properly by the author all senses are stimulated within the reader. To describe the fallen statue of the king Shelly states “Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown and wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command”(4). Every word within this line of her poem paints a picture in the reader’s mind. She is conveying the fallen statue with great charisma and gives her audience Intel of the scene. She describes the statue with a “frown and wrinkled lip,” which states that when the great king fell he was dismal, depressed, and possibly bedridden due to the condition of his lip. Shelly uses those words to portray this so called king of kings as a failure whose statue is as atrocious as he was while ruling his empire. When Shelly says “sneer of cold command,” it paints a picture in the readers mind which asserts the fact that he the king died with a sneer on his face due to the fact of discontent and thus he became a cold man with no mercy which
everyone despised. To further describe the condition of the statue Shelly references the physical properties of matter that quantitatively express the common notions of hot and cold and therefore gives the reader “cold chills” while reading that particular line to portray the state of being, concerning...