The words "shattered" and "king of kings" do a great job describing the poem as a whole. It first shows how ugly this statue is. When it talks about it being old and crummy it puts a very vivid picture in my mind. The word shattered makes me think of everything ugly. Broken down, gray, and old, nothing that one would want to describe them. On the other side of the poem Shelly says "king of kings" which means the highest of the high. It makes me think of everything good, gold jewelry and everything else nice. Also it makes me think of power. A statue is meant to represent power and wealth, nothing like the first part of the poem.
These contradict each other completely, which is what the author was meaning to do. He wanted to show what the kingdom once was. Once nice and beautiful and luscious, turned to ugly, dark stone.
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