Dramatic Monologue

Entertainment / Literature / Dramatic Monologue: A poem in which a poetic speaker addresses either the reader or an internal listener at length. It is similar to the soliloquy in theater, in that both a dramatic monologue and a soliloquy often involve the revelation of the innermost thoughts and feelings of the speaker. Two famous examples are Browning's 'My Last Duchess' and 'Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.' Cf. Interior monologue and monologue.

Other Words for Dramatic

Dramatic Noun Synonyms: theatric(al), dramaturgic(al), Thespian, histrionic, stage
Dramatic Adjective Synonyms: vivid, sensational, startling, breathtaking, sudden, striking, noticeable, extraordinary, impressive, marked, shocking, expressive, graphic, effective, complete, considerable, radical, major

Interior Monologue

Entertainment / Literature / Interior Monologue: A type of stream of consciousness in which the author depicts the interior thoughts of a single individual in the same order these thoughts occur inside that character's head. The author does not atte MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Monologue: An interior monologue does not necessarily represent spoken words, but rather the internal or emotional thoughts or feelings of an individual, such as William Faulkner's long interior monologues withi MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Pseudomonologue: Type of interview in which the interviewer and his or her questions are not evident in the text: only the interviewee's answers are included. MORE