dramatic monologue definition by Webster's New World
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a poetic monologue which presents a character and a situation solely by means of that character's own words
dramatic monologue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A literary, usually verse composition in which a speaker reveals his or her character, often in relation to a critical situation or event, in a monologue addressed to the reader or to a presumed listener.