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Narrative and Dramatic Poetry: monologue The Open Poetry Unit OpenEducation.ws
Dramatic monologue <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
Dramatic Monologue <ul><li>Snippet from Shakespeare's play “As You Like It” </li><ul><li>All the world's a stage,
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Narrative and Dramatic Poetry: monologue

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

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