DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE
What is a  dramatic monologue ? <ul><li>a poem or speech in which a fictional character addresses the listener </li></ul><...
CHARACTERISTICS OF DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE <ul><li>The character is  NOT TELLING  a story, but is living it. </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>The situation is dramatic. </li></ul><ul><li>There is something at stake. </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on one situati...
&quot;Porphyria's Lover&quot;  <ul><li>The rain set early in tonight,  </li></ul><ul><li>The sullen wind was soon awake,  ...
<ul><li>and did its worst to vex the lake:  </li></ul><ul><li>I listened with heart fit to break.  </li></ul><ul><li>When ...
<ul><li>And kneeled and made the cheerless grate  </li></ul><ul><li>Blaze up, and all the cottage warm;  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>And laid her soiled gloves by, untied  </li></ul><ul><li>Her hat and let the damp hair fall,  </li></ul><ul><li>An...
<ul><li>She put my arm about her waist,  </li></ul><ul><li>And made her smooth white shoulder bare, </li></ul><ul><li>And ...
<ul><li>And spread, o'er all, her yellow hair, </li></ul><ul><li>Murmuring how she loved me--she  </li></ul><ul><li>Too we...
<ul><li>From pride, and vainer ties dissever,  </li></ul><ul><li>And give herself to me forever.  </li></ul><ul><li>But pa...
<ul><li>A sudden thought of one so pale  </li></ul><ul><li>For love of her, and all in vain:  </li></ul><ul><li>So, she wa...
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Dramatic Monologue 2

  1. 1. DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE
  2. 2. What is a dramatic monologue ? <ul><li>a poem or speech in which a fictional character addresses the listener </li></ul><ul><li>a poem spoken by one person, addressing a silent listener </li></ul>
  3. 3. CHARACTERISTICS OF DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE <ul><li>The character is NOT TELLING a story, but is living it. </li></ul><ul><li>The action happens in the present. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The situation is dramatic. </li></ul><ul><li>There is something at stake. </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on one situation or action. </li></ul>
  5. 5. &quot;Porphyria's Lover&quot; <ul><li>The rain set early in tonight, </li></ul><ul><li>The sullen wind was soon awake, </li></ul><ul><li>It tore the elm-tops down for spite, </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>and did its worst to vex the lake: </li></ul><ul><li>I listened with heart fit to break. </li></ul><ul><li>When glided in Porphyria; straight </li></ul><ul><li>She shut the cold out and the storm, </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>And kneeled and made the cheerless grate </li></ul><ul><li>Blaze up, and all the cottage warm; </li></ul><ul><li>Which done, she rose, and from her form ] </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl, </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>And laid her soiled gloves by, untied </li></ul><ul><li>Her hat and let the damp hair fall, </li></ul><ul><li>And, last, she sat down by my side </li></ul><ul><li>And called me. When no voice replied, </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>She put my arm about her waist, </li></ul><ul><li>And made her smooth white shoulder bare, </li></ul><ul><li>And all her yellow hair displaced, </li></ul><ul><li>And, stooping, made my cheek lie there, </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>And spread, o'er all, her yellow hair, </li></ul><ul><li>Murmuring how she loved me--she </li></ul><ul><li>Too weak, for all her heart's endeavor, </li></ul><ul><li>To set its struggling passion free </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>From pride, and vainer ties dissever, </li></ul><ul><li>And give herself to me forever. </li></ul><ul><li>But passion sometimes would prevail, </li></ul><ul><li>Nor could tonight's gay feast restrain </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>A sudden thought of one so pale </li></ul><ul><li>For love of her, and all in vain: </li></ul><ul><li>So, she was come through wind and rain. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure I looked up at her eyes </li></ul>
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