interior monologue


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interior monologue

n.
A passage of writing presenting a character's inner thoughts and emotions in a direct, sometimes disjointed or fragmentary manner.
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interior monologue

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary attempt to present the mental processes of a character before they are formed into regular patterns of speech or logical sequence. See also stream of consciousness
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inte′rior mon′ologue


n.
a form of stream-of-consciousness writing that represents the inner thoughts of a character.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.interior monologue - a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue
prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
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Primarily relayed as an interior monologue, Veronica's transformation from an impassive character to a more independent woman is appealing as it unfolds, slow and multilayered.
One gets the feeling that a fierce interior monologue is going on within her system.
He discusses the contradictions in Ecclesiastes and non-monologic unity, modernist approaches to Ecclesiastes and beyond, Bakhtinian hermeneutics and Ecclesiastes, the historical scope of Qohelet's dialogic utterances, a larger discursive background of Qohelet's utterances, the voices in the formation of Qohelet's consciousness, and Qohelet's dialogized interior monologue on wisdom.
In juxtaposition, his interior monologue seeks to pinpoint when divisive identity politics crept up on them, where the violence came from, and how their time of innocence was ruptured.
We as readers get to tune into the protagonist's thoughts via interior monologue and watch him grapple with the presence that haunts him throughout the play, before an all-out battle takes place between him and the shadow.
The narration in this beautiful, melancholy book takes the form of a poignant interior monologue spoken by a lonely, elderly widower who is coming to the end of his working life.
The constant logorrhea disables the audience members' I own interior monologue, disables judgment, so that they are forced to blankly watch as she stalks around the gallery, the pattern of her gestures not quite corresponding to her speech, and her speech never quite adding up to a story.
A relatively recent literary term (1890) its other common name is 'interior monologue'.
I decided not to tell my mother about this interior monologue. I know what she would have said: "Zyada parhne se yehi hota hai." Well, she did an M.A.
Bernard uses the tools of the conventional prose novel--omniscient narration, description, interior monologue, and dialogue--to create dramatic tension.
For example, Ge's interior monologue is orange (Kingthings Trypewriter 2), his published writings are in green (Lucida Grande), and additional proffered information -- usually historical in context -- is presented in sidebars of purple (Arial Narrow.) The author even inserts himself into the story via "author intrusions" in blue (Century Gothic).
So don't expect any radical plot rewrites Many of the scenes are the same as in Fifty Shades, but with Christian's interior monologue giving them a slightly different twist 3.

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