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    • Narrative and Dramatic Poetry: monologue The Open Poetry Unit OpenEducation.ws
    • Dramatic monologue
      • A monologue is a speech given by one person.
      • In live theater a monologue is a speech by one character that reveals a character's inner thoughts or motivations.
      • Shakespeare's plays contain some of the most famous monologues.
    • Dramatic Monologue
      • Snippet from Shakespeare's play “As You Like It”
        • All the world's a stage,
        • And all the men and women merely players;
        • They have their exits and their entrances;
        • And one man in his time plays many parts,
        • His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
        • Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
        • And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
        • And shining morning face, creeping like snail
        • Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, ...
    • Dramatic Monologue
      • Monologues reveal generally reveal information that would be other wise hard to convey to the audience.
      • Monologues are often characters that are “thinking aloud.”
      • Shakespeare used them to let characters help explain complex stories to the audience. This speech is given to a girl in the woods.
    • Dramatic Monologue
      • Snippet from Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”
        • And here the maiden, sleeping sound,
        • On the dank and dirty ground.
        • Pretty soul! she durst not lie
        • Near this lack-love, this kill-courtesy.
        • Churl, upon thy eyes I throw
        • All the power this charm doth owe.
        • When thou wakest, let love forbid
        • Sleep his seat on thy eyelid:
        • So awake when I am gone;
        • For I must now to Oberon.