Anaylsis of Medusa- Carol Ann Duffy

  • The poem is analysed using the method of FLIRTS (in doc the method is explained- what each letter means)
  • Includes quotations
  • If you could rewrite those note briefly in an exam, therefore you won't run out of things to say


  • Make your own version of this, but bullet point instead(simplified)
  • Print off the poem and find appropriate quotations for each part needed for the analysis, e.g for language
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GCSE Anthology- Character and voice. AQA Syllabus

Medusa- By Carol Ann Duffy
Method- FLIRTS (Form, language, imagery, rhythm, tone and subject)

F- Dramatic Monologue, which is in the view of a jealous wife. In this poem,
Medusa expresses her bitter feelings about becoming old and unwanted. The
poem is being…

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and sadness at that change. The extended metaphor is further developed in her
description of her man who was a `'Greek God'' (a clichéd description of a
handsome man but wittily appropriate in context). His heart is metaphorically a
`'shield'', suggesting that he…

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would die. A woman feels betrayed by her husband. She is full of destructive
emotions of a jealous woman. Changes have taken place in her. In the end she
feels insecure about herself.


Paul Dutton


A detailed guide to the poem with some handy revision tips included.



I  have to write a dramatic monologue for the poem medusa .Can you please advice me what I have to do to get A please  

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