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monologue

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a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections

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soliloquizes the fierce heroine of Eleanor Wilner's new translation of Medea, her words resonating through 25 centuries into today's headlines.
Helisenne exhorts and soliloquizes, confirming what Gabriele Schwab calls a "nonsymbolic self-state," a literary condition crafted by composite images of early, affective states of consciousness that seem to precede language and object-relations.
Edmund again soliloquizes, this time on the EXCELLENT FOPPERY (3) of those who link behaviour with planetary influence.
Othello's rumination over the cause of Desdemona's alleged infidelity stands in marked contrast to his earlier dignity: "Haply, for I am black, / And have not those soft parts of conversation/ That chamberers have," he soliloquizes miserably (3.
16) In the corresponding passage of Dis Exapaton the young lover, named Sostratos, soliloquizes on the relative guilt of his girlfriend, Bacchis, and his friend, whom Menander called Moschos.
Manfred soliloquizes on the possibility that if he had never lived, the beloved whom he has wronged would be happy now instead of suffering.
When Palfrey finally objects to Endicott's watering down his punishments, Endicott soliloquizes in reply:
Ratliff's minimalist chapters, in which he soliloquizes that Gavin "missed it.
19) Following the Spasmodic paradigm, Bothwell soliloquizes vigorously, but Aytoun enlists the ballad form to counter the grosser tendencies of Spasmodic soliloquy.
Similarly, at the beginning of the climactic scene in which Inkle must finally decide whether to proceed toward marriage with the wealthy heiress Narcissa or remain faithful to Yarico, he soliloquizes in the following manner: "I know not what to think.
The earliest example of Keats's using quoted words in this manner is a verse epistle to his brother George (August 1816) in which an archetypal bard soliloquizes about fame and poetry.
When Bates, Court, and Williams have left the stage, Henry soliloquizes on the burdens of monarchy (his first soliloquy in this play - compared with 1 and 2 Henry IV, his dramatic profile is very different in Henry V), acknowledges his sin, and prays.