a poetic form in which a single character, addressing a silent auditor at a critical moment, reveals himself or herself and the dramatic situation.
8 Terms For Fashions Gone ExtinctThe opulent fashions of the Edwardian era were topped off by wide-brimmed, elaborately decorated hats known as Merry Widows.
Origin of dramatic monologue
First recorded in 1930–35
Also called dramatic lyric.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019