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I'm struggling to think of a good beginning to a monologue from the perspective of Medusa. The monologue must have figurative language, metaphors, similes, adjectives, personal pronouns, imperatives and a range of sentence structures and punctuation. I have to write about how I feel(being Medusa). The stimulus of the monologue is this poem by Carol Ann Duffy:

A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy
grew in my mind,
which turned the hairs on my head to filthy snakes
as though my thoughts
hissed and spat on my scalp.

My bride’s breath soured, stank
in the grey bags of my lungs.
I’m foul mouthed now, foul tongued,
yellow fanged.
There are bullet tears in my eyes.
Are you terrified?

Be terrified.
It’s you I love,
perfect man, Greek God, my own;
but I know you’ll go, betray me, stray
from home.
So better by for me if you were stone.

I glanced at a buzzing bee,
a dull grey pebbly fell
to the ground.
I glanced at a singing bird,
a handful of dusty gravel
spattered down

I looked at a ginger cat,
a house brick
shattered a bowl of milk.
I looked at a snuffling pig,
a boulder rolled
in a heap of s*it.

I stared in the mirror.
Love gone bad
showed me a Gorgon.
I stared at a dragon.
Fire spewed
from the mouth of a mountain.

And here you come
with a shield for a heart
and a sword for a tongue
and your girls, your girls.
Wasn’t I beautiful
Wasn’t I fragrant and young?

Look at me now.


Can somebody please help me with an engaging opening paragraph?
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