CBSE Class 10 English Ozymandias Assignment

CBSE Class 10 English Ozymandias Assignment. Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practice them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.



The poet meets a traveler from an ancient land.

The traveler tells the poet that he has seen two huge trunk-less legs of stone standing in the desert.

Near those legs lay a shattered and half buried face in the sand.

The face of the statue showed signs of contempt and cold command on it.

It seems that the workmanship of the sculptor who made the statue, was of a very high order.

The sculptor had read those passions of the living man quite well. He stamped those passions exactly on the lifeless stones.

On the pedestal of the statue the following words are written:

“My name is Ozymandias, Kings of Kings: Look upon my works, ye Mighty,and despair!”

Only boundless and bare sand is spreading all around the broken statue and the shattered face of Ozymandias.




Sneer of cold command

 Survive, stamped on these lifeless things

 The lone and level sands stretch far away

 Boundless and bare



 Its rhyme-scheme consists of an octave(a set of eight lines) and a sestet (a set of six lines)

 The rhyme-scheme does not follow any of the recognized pattern, and some of the rhymes are faulty (for instance, stone and frown; appear and despair).



(i) Near them, on the sand Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command

(ii) Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare.

The lone and level sands stretch far away


In the first image, the poet paints the picture of the broken statue, a huge wreck,the face of which still wears a frown and the sneer of cold command.

In the second image, the poet paints the picture of the lone and level desert, boundless and bare, stretching far away.



 It is a figure of speech in which substitution of a part stands for the whole or the whole stands for the part.

E.g. the hand that mocked them.



Please click the link below to download CBSE Class 10 English Ozymandias Assignment



Click to View or Download pdf file
Click for more English Study Material

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

CBSE Reduced Syllabus Clarification

CBSE board has issued the following clarification relating to various news reports regarding reduction in syllabus and questions from the reduced syllabus during board exams. Please read below: It has come to notice of the Board through a section of media reports that...

FAQs CBSE Board Exam Results Class 10 and 12

FAQs CBSE Board Exam Results Class 10 and 12 Q.1. What does the term RT in the marksheet mean? Ans.The term RT means REPEAT IN THEORY. This is the term used from 2020 instead of FAIL IN THEORY(FT) Q.2. What does the term RP in the marksheet mean? Ans.The term RP means...

CBSE Online Training for Teachers 2020

It is clear that this pandemic has utterly disrupted an education system that many assert was already losing its relevance. Enhancing professional development digitally is a need in the times of COVID-19, where social distancing and remote interactions is the new...

Board Exams Class 10 and 12 Notification by CBSE

Because of the prevailing condition of spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, special efforts are required for conducting examinations in a safe manner. As a number of students have shifted from the district of their school to some other district in the country,...

Board Exams helpline by CBSE

According to the recent announcement of CBSE, the pending Class 10 and 12 Board exams are going to be held from 01 July to 15 July 2020 in India. Along with this, it has also been decided to resume the free of cost tele-counseling service for students from 9.30 am to 5...

CBSE Decision on Board Exam 2020

The Class 10 and 12 exams are cancelled, and results for both 10th and 12th would be declared by July 15 based on internal exams. CBSE Class 12 students would have the option to appear for the exams at a later date. CBSE has a scheme in which marks scored in past 3...

Studies Today