Gut eats all day and lechers all the night; So all his meat he tasteth over twice; And, striving so to double his delight, He makes himself a thoroughfare of vice. Thus in his belly can he change a sin: Lust it comes out, that gluttony went in.

Again, the title clearly implies that these are the poet's views about a glutton by the name of Gut. Although Gut is a fictive or at best composite entity, voice and viewpoint are not filtered through that entity but belong to the poet. Again, the work is lyric and not dramatic.

Finally, here's a poem by Edgar Lee Masters in which title, viewpoint and voice combine to form a character study:

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