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What is a dramatic monologue? Name a dramatic monologue written by Tennyson..?

Posted in English Literature, asked by nitul deka, 6 years ago. 15755 hits.


Dramatic Monologue is a poetic style popular in the Victorian era and popularized perhaps most famously in Tennyson's poem Ulysses published in 1842. The notable features of a dramatic monologue include the concept of a speaker or reader who is both narrator of the story and, by virtue of what is revealed about the speaker, a character of interest in their own right. Ulysses himself is the speaker in the poem in which he weighs the comparative virtues of a contemplative or more active life. The poem is written in iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line).

Elizabeth Mallory
Elizabeth Mallory - 6 years ago
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A poem having theatrical quality to be read to an audience by a solitary speaker.

Example is " My last Duchess" by Tennyson

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Muhammad Khan - 6 years ago
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Dramatic monologue- noun; a literary, usually a verse composition in which the speaker reveals his or her character, often in relation in critical situation or event, in a monologue addressed to the reader or presumed listener.

Example:   Rizpah

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Reycia Palonpon - 6 years ago
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