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Dictionary Definition

ranting n : a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion [syn: harangue, rant]

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  1. present participle of rant

Extensive Definition

A monologue is an extended, uninterrupted speech by a single person. The person may be speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing other persons, e.g. an audience, a character, or a reader.
As a literary device, it is most common in dramatic genres (plays, opera, animated cartoons, film) but can also be found in prose fiction. The term can also be applied to poems, which usually take the form of the thoughts or speech of a single individual. In everyday usage, a long, rather boring speech by a conversation partner is sometimes called a monologue as well.
The term 'dramatic monologue' is used both for monologues in plays and for a poetic genre.

Soliloquy / Dramatic Monologue (Theatre)




  • Jane Edwardes, The Faber Book of Monologues, Faber and Faber, 2005, ISBN 0571217648

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ranting in Arabic: مونولوج
ranting in Bosnian: Monolog
ranting in Bulgarian: Монолог
ranting in Czech: Monolog
ranting in Welsh: Ymson
ranting in German: Monolog
ranting in Spanish: Monólogo
ranting in Persian: تک‌گویی
ranting in French: Monologue
ranting in Galician: Soliloquio
ranting in Indonesian: Monolog
ranting in Italian: Monologo
ranting in Hebrew: מונולוג
ranting in Georgian: მონოლოგი
ranting in Kazakh: Монолог
ranting in Luxembourgish: Monolog
ranting in Dutch: Monoloog
ranting in Japanese: モノローグ
ranting in Norwegian: Monolog
ranting in Polish: Monolog
ranting in Portuguese: Monólogo
ranting in Russian: Монолог
ranting in Slovak: Monológ
ranting in Slovenian: Samogovor
ranting in Finnish: Monologi
ranting in Swedish: Monolog
ranting in Ukrainian: Монолог
ranting in Chinese: 獨角戲

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