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Meter in The Medea

Meter Examples in The Medea:

The Medea

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"Oh shame and pain: O woe is me! Would I could die in my misery!..."   (The Medea)

Euripides uses a rapid meter in these lines to show that Medea is emotional and erratic. The nurse responds to her in the same meter to show that her emotions are also agitated.

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