GCSE AQA English Literature Poetry: Medusa

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'A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy'
Listing
1 of 18
'grew in my mind'
Personification
2 of 18
'flithy snakes'
Fricative / agressive / refers to the myth
3 of 18
'spat on my scalp'
Sibilance / snake-like
4 of 18
'My bride's breath soured, stank'
Plosive alliteration / sibiliance
5 of 18
'in the grey bags of my lungs'
Metaphor / colour of stone / unhealthy
6 of 18
'I'm foul mouthed now, fould tongued, / yellow fanged.'
Triple / refers to the myth
7 of 18
'There are bullet tears in my eyes.'
Metaphor is paradoxical
8 of 18
'Are you terrified?'
Direct address / rhetorical question
9 of 18
'Be terrified.'
Short sentence / imperative
10 of 18
'own' 'stone'
Rhyme
11 of 18
Spoken quality
1st person / enjambment
12 of 18
'fire spewed'
Personification
13 of 18
'from the mouth of a mountain'
Alliteration
14 of 18
'and your girls, your girls'
Repetition / implies she is no longer a girl
15 of 18
'Wasn't I beautiful? / Wasn't I fragrant and young?'
Rhetorical questions / Almost repetition
16 of 18
Structure
7 stanzas and 1 line
17 of 18
'Greek God' 'Gorgon' 'dragon' 'shield' 'sword' 'Medusa'
Semantic field of myth
18 of 18

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Sibilance / snake-like

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Plosive alliteration / sibiliance

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