- Form: dramatic monologue, written from the point of view from the jealous wife, the poem has irregular stanza's apart from the last line - emphasises beacuse it is isolated
- Structure: sense of narrators anger building up through poem as a result of extended metaphor of medusa's violent killing. The tone changes at the end as the narrator feels insecure.
- Transformation: her imagined transformation (medusa) gives her the power and revenge on her husband
- Violent Imagery: the narrator seems to take pleasure imagining violence in the poem, this highlights anger and seems shocking to the reader
- Language of vision: conncets the narrator to medusa, vision can be ambigious in this poem - it can be loving or dangerous
- Anger: the narrator feels very angry and bitter about being betrayed
- Jealousy: she is very possesive over her husband and is jealous of his other women
- Insecurity: despite her anger she idolises her husband, at the end she seeks reassuance from him that she's beautiful.
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