dramatic monologue
noun Date: circa 1935 a literary work (as a poem) in which a speaker's character is revealed in a monologue usually addressed to a second person

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  • dramatic monologue — n. a poetic monologue which presents a character and a situation solely by means of that character s own words …   English World dictionary

  • Dramatic monologue — M. H. Abrams notes the following three features of the dramatic monologue as it applies to poetry: A single person, who is patently not the poet, utters the speech that makes up the whole of the poem, in a specific situation at a critical moment… …   Wikipedia

  • dramatic monologue — a poetic form in which a single character, addressing a silent auditor at a critical moment, reveals himself or herself and the dramatic situation. Also called dramatic lyric. [1930 35] * * * ▪ poetic form       a poem written in the form of a… …   Universalium

  • dramatic monologue — noun : a literary work (as a poem) in which the character of a protagonist is vividly revealed in a monologue addressed to another person or a group of persons usually with interplay of speaker and audience …   Useful english dictionary

  • dramatic monologue — dramat′ic mon′ologue n. lit. a literary form in which a character, addressing a silent auditor at a critical moment, reveals himself or herself and the dramatic situation • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Monologue — For the Malayalam film, Monologue, see Anantaram. In theatre, a monologue (or monolog) is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the… …   Wikipedia

  • monologue — monologic /mon euh loj ik/, monological, adj. monologist /mon euh law gist, log ist, meuh nol euh jist/, monologuist /mon euh law gist, log ist/, n. /mon euh lawg , log /, n. 1. a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a… …   Universalium

  • Dramatic convention — Dramatic Conventions are the specific actions or techniques the actor, writer or director has employed to create a desired dramatic effect/style. A dramatic convention is a set of rules,which both the audience and actors are familiar with and… …   Wikipedia

  • Monologue — Mon o*logue, n. [F. monologue, Gr. ? speaking alone; mo nos alone, single, sole + lo gos speech, discourse, le gein to speak. See {Legend}.] 1. A speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monologue — monologue, soliloquy Both words (the first Greek and the second Latin in origin) denote a single person s act of speaking or thinking aloud; soliloquy generally refers to dramatic utterances without consciousness of an audience, whereas monologue …   Modern English usage

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