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Dramatic Monologue

A dramatic monologue is a lyric poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener.
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Reading of Robert Browning's Dramatic Monologue
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous sonnet asks, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways?" Sounds lovely, does it not? On the other hand, "Porphyria's Lover," an infamous poem written by Elizabeth's husband, would count the ways in a very disturbing and unexpected manner.

Nora Helmer's Monologue from 'A Doll's House'
In this monologue from Henrik Ibsen's play, she opens up to her husband with stunning frankness as she realizes that she has been living in "A Doll's House."

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