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Compare the way poets create powerful characters in `Medusa' and one other poem from
Character and voice.

Medusa is a dramatic monologue written in first person about a woman who feels betrayed by her
husband which has caused her to turn into `medusa', a greek myth. Horse whisperer is also…

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she turns animals into stone ; "spattered down" and "shattered" . We see how the anger medusa
is feeling has been expressed in an almost extremely violent way. Also, the metaphor of dragon to
compare herself which are associated with violence and death also portrays what her emotions
have made…

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