interior monologue

noun

Definition of interior monologue 

: a usually extended representation in monologue of a fictional character's thought and feeling

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Bareilles' music — her songs often function as interior monologues and are suffused with hope — was the key factor. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "In writing the music for 'Waitress,' Sara Bareilles taught musicals a thing or two," 10 July 2018 But now his personal troubles have become the focal point, interior monologues dressed up with occasional musical flourishes. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Kanye West goes inside on 'Ye,' maybe — or he might be trolling us all," 1 June 2018 We’ve been deprived of June’s interior monologue all episode. Rena Gross, Billboard, "14 Crushing (And Occasionally Uplifting) Moments From 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 5," 16 May 2018 His verse often seems like an interior monologue on which the reader is casually eavesdropping. Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Wild is the Wind' explores those things made all the more beautiful because they can’t last," 6 Apr. 2018 No one wanted an earnest, low-tech adventure story featuring a shelter dog without superpowers or some snappy interior monologues. Stephen Battaglio, latimes.com, "Canine movie star Benji is ready for his close-up on Netflix," 16 Dec. 2017 White presents the story mainly through narration that reveals Brad’s interior monologues. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "'Brad's Status': Ben Stiller's character should shut up and count his blessings," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of interior monologue

1922, in the meaning defined above

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