dramatic monologue


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dramatic monologue

n.
A literary, usually verse composition in which a speaker reveals his or her character, often in relation to a critical situation or event, in a monologue addressed to the reader or to a presumed listener.

dramat′ic mon′ologue


n.
a literary form in which a character, addressing a silent auditor at a critical moment, reveals himself or herself and the dramatic situation.
[1930–35]
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The story is told through a variety of narrative techniques (renga, dramatic monologue, ballad), a trilogy of spaces (evoked locations, mythic woods, and sea settings), as well as playful typographical effects close to concrete poetry, the most dramatic of which is the poem "The Grail," in which the blank shape of a chalice in the center of the page is "protected" by the repeated word "Morois.
Dystopia: il Paradiso, by Loucas Ioannou and Marianna Paphite, is a dramatic monologue which shows the relationship between the physical and psychic worlds as it invites viewers into an initiation in the unexpectedly conjoined worlds of symbolism, psychology and disability.
Provide a 2- to 3-minute comedic or dramatic monologue or a reading will be provided.
Dialogic strategies, and in particular the dramatic monologue, are more frequent in women's writing, and particularly in the work of authors of the middle and the young generations.
1) As the critical history of the auditor shows, the auditor is a defining feature of the dramatic monologue not only because how one theorizes the genre depends significantly on how one theorizes the auditor-function, but conversely because how one theorizes the auditor-function significantly alters one's theory of the dramatic monologue.
Ultimately, Allis argues, a close analysis of this piece reveals Bantock's intense reworking of the dramatic monologue and helps to explain the musical digressions and interruptions for which he is often criticized.
Allen Sinfield, in Dramatic Monologue (Critical Idiom Series, Routledge, 1977) argues that dramatic monologues, poems written in fictional voices, force their readers to be aware of both the character speaking and the influence of the poet's controlling intent (Sinfield 30).
The dramatic monologue in Parra's antipoetry begins with poems that act as masks and self portraits in which the speaker can easily be confused with and even identified as the poet himself.
The Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen's dramatic monologue for Shakespeare's Ophelia Let me tell you, receiving its UK premiere, was a triumph for soprano Barbara Hannigan.
What happens with the dramatic monologue is more complex--and in her reading of this portrait poem Dickey implicitly suggests an important link between Rossetti's poetry and that of Robert Browning.
Hopefuls should prepare a short dramatic monologue.
Ademas, ya en el numero 30 de esta revista Marlene Gottlieb publico "The Dramatic Monologue in The Poetry of Jorge Luis Borges", que habla de buena parte de los poemas de los que hablo yo, pues, como dice ella, nuestras listas de los monologos dramaticos de Borges coinciden basicamente una con la otra (Gottlieb 64).