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    References and Homages

    This is a great thread!! However, I'm shocked and appalled by these 2 missed! MAJOR Spoilers below: 1. First OZYMANDIAS, by Shelly: OZYMANDIAS I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things, The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains: round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away. In SOS, Robb and his mother are on an ancient hill discussing his kingdom/kingship. Nearby is a statue, nearly rubbed smooth, of a forgotten king. A major foreshadowing of Robb's short stint as king. 2. Yet another Tolkien reference: In the first spoiler chapter for ADWD, Tyrion escapes across the narrow sea by hiding in a barrell! Sound familiar? Dwarf in a barrell??
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