A monopolized speech, comedic performance, or written composition (often in the form of poem or one act play) by a sole character or author delivered to an audience or reader. The subject often reveals the personality or opinion of the speaker or character.


Greek Monos - single, alone
French logue - dialogue

Works Cited

“Glossary of Drama Terms.” 9 February 2006. 15 February 2006 “Monologue.” Merrian-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature. 1995. “Monologue.” Merrian-Webster Online Dictionary. 2006. Merrian-Webster Inc. 15 February 2006 “What is a Monologue?” 2005. 15 February 2006