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What is dramatic monologue? How is it different from soliloquy and drama?

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What is dramatic monologue? How is it different from soliloquy and drama?

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A soliloquy is an internalized thought speech that the character "tells" himself in his mind, but which the audience hears because the actor says it out loud. A dramatic monologue is a relatively long speech act spoken aloud in fictive time by a character (a speech act is an action imbedded in speech-- a promise, a confession, a declaration of intent, etc. The central difference is whether other characters in the play hear it and respond to it, or whether it is simply a stage language device for the convenience of the playwright to reveal the (usually)protagonist's thoughts.
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Actually, this question was asked by one of the teachers in my university?

 

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Could  anyone tell me about the question that I asked? Is it a standard question that natikve teachers ask in their classes?  I just  want to know as someone rated this as a poor question? I would be really grateful. Please...  .  My question was:

What is dramatic monologue? How is it different from soliloquy and drama?

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