The format Shelley uses is short, harsh, and crumbled much like the king she's describing. The author uses short, choppy sentences in her poem showing her emotion while writing this piece. When reading out loud, I noticed that the poem did not have a smooth flow to it. i believe this relates to how the king treated his people, very harsh and not easy going. In addition to that, Shelley uses "crumbled" sentences, like "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay...." in line (12) This incomplete sentence is "crumble" in the same way the king's people left him. In the first stanza, Shelley’s rhyme scheme is much more consistent than the rest of the rest of her poem. In line 1 “land” rhymes with “sand” in line 3 and “command” in line 5. The rhyme structure falls apart after the first stanza on purpose. I believe Shelley relates her rhyme structure back to the sculptures structure, grand at one time, but falling apart.
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