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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Sullivan workshopped his identity and his relationships, committing to the page an interior monologue of self-discovery that paralleled the gay-liberation movement, the burgeoning transgender-rights movement, and the AIDS crisis. Jeremy Lybarger, The New Yorker, "Lou Sullivan’s Diaries Are a Radical Testament to Trans Happiness," 16 Sep. 2019 For the most part, though, Enzo is just a dog with an interior monologue. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘Art of Racing in the Rain’ heavy on sentiment, cliches," 8 Aug. 2019 Both earlier books feature the interior monologues and exterior dealings of Lerner-types. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "Boy, Uninterrupted," 10 Sep. 2019 For the most part, though, Enzo is just a dog with an interior monologue. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘Art of Racing in the Rain’ heavy on sentiment, cliches," 8 Aug. 2019 All those interior monologues and descriptive parsings of emotional states? Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "When movies take a novel approach," 15 Aug. 2019 For the most part, though, Enzo is just a dog with an interior monologue. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘Art of Racing in the Rain’ heavy on sentiment, cliches," 8 Aug. 2019 For the most part, though, Enzo is just a dog with an interior monologue. Lindsey Bahr, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ review: Milo Ventimiglia stars in an ice cream sundae of emotion with a dog on top," 7 Aug. 2019 For the most part, though, Enzo is just a dog with an interior monologue. Lindsey Bahr, Houston Chronicle, "‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ goes to the dogs," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of interior monologue

1922, in the meaning defined above

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