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by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Napoleon tried to steal the statue that inspired "Ozymandias" and left a hole in its right side. (Source)

Shelley was part of a larger group of friends that frequently engaged in sonnet-writing contests. The members included Leigh Hunt and John Keats. (Source)

Shelley used the pseudonym (fake name) "Gilrastes" when he published "Ozymandias" in the Examiner. (Source)

Shelley's body is buried in Rome but his heart is buried in England. (Source)

The graphic novel and movie Watchmen features a superhero named Ozymandias.

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