We need to know much more about the motivations of the platform performer, not just the political orator, but the sage-intellectual, the professional lecturer, the debater, the amateur reader, and even the comic monologist
These maternal monologists
, however, have developed a lovely retaliation.
His "necropoetics" bring long-dead voices back to life, but not with the expectation that his monologists
will speak truth.
And there we have the work of Frank Bidart and other fine monologists
She suggests that readers experience the dilemma of trying to determine whether Browning's monologists
should be understood through the objectifying categories of insanity, such as moral insanity ("Porphyria"), monomania ("My Last Duchess"), or mania ("The Laboratory"), or whether they should be judged according to the rational categories of criminal and moral responsibility.
Unlike the other two monologists
, however, Ulysses, in his concluding address to the mariners, articulates his appetite for new experiences and new changes that will prolong his existence:
whether certain of the monologists
sacralize Pompilia (as the Pope and
Sludge and some of Browning's most famous monologists
, who can be said to act like mediums.