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The dramatic monologue in the Victorian period

MacCallum, Mungo William Sir

The dramatic monologue in the Victorian period

by MacCallum, Mungo William Sir

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Dramatic monologues -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M. W. MacCallum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR599.M6 M3 1974
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p. ;
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5056612M
    ISBN 100841459193
    LC Control Number74019406
    OCLC/WorldCa3255580

    The dramatic monologue as launched in English li terature during the Victorian period by Robert Browning, is a purposeful poetic means for a specified pragmatic end. Althou gh it is. Definition of Monologue. Monologue comes from the Greek words monos, which means “alone,” and logos, which means “speech.”It is a literary device that is the speech or verbal presentation given by a single character in order to express his or her collection of thoughts and ideas aloud. Often such a character speaks directly to audience, or to another character.

      Putting the “Dramatic” in “Dramatic Monologue” The Victorian Era was a time of transition for the social imaginary. Monologues confront those transitions and say things that somebody might not otherwise be able to say, whether about love, violence, sensuality, or art. The John Ringling Rare Book Collection. A New College of. Definition. A dramatic monologue is a long speech by a single person. It differs from soliloquy which means the expression of ideas by a character in a play. On the other hand, dramatic monologue is a kind of lyric which was used and improved by Robert Browning.

    One of the most famous Victorian women writers, and a prolific poet, Charlotte Brontë is best known for her novels, including Jane Eyre (), her most popular. Like her contemporary Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Brontë experimented with the poetic forms that became the characteristic modes of the Victorian period—the long narrative poem and the dramatic monologue—but unlike Browning. treatment of the past, the dramatic monologue re flects the Victorian concern for the “runaway present” that seems t o have cut E nglish society fr om its own past : Aysha Bey.


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The dramatic monologue in the Victorian period by MacCallum, Mungo William Sir Download PDF EPUB FB2

Introduction. Although the dramatic monologue stands as a definitive Victorian poetic form, defining the genre is a vexed issue. The features that constitute a dramatic monologue are themselves under debate, as taxonomists have charted courses between definitions that are so broad as to include any number of single-speaker poems, or so narrow as to exclude well-known and widely accepted.

Dramatic monologue in the Victorian period. London, Pub. for the British academy by H. Milford, Oxford University Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mungo William MacCallum, Sir.

Browning, Robert (), English poet, especially noted for perfecting the dramatic monologue (literary composition in which the speaker reveals his or her character).

Browning was born in Camberwell (now part of London). He had almost no formal education after the age of 14 and was largely self-taught. His first volume of poetry, Pauline, appeared in without signature. In poetry, perhaps the single most enduring Victorian innovation was the dramatic monologue, a form of poem in which a single character reveals her- or himself to Author: Billy Mills.

Gender, Genre, and the Victorian Dramatic Monologue describes how female and male poets used the dramatic monologue to create a dialogue about gender and subjectivity. I first chart the evolution of the dramatic monologue by explaining changing Victorian literary critical values as evident in the use of the terms subjective and objective.

The Victorian period represented the high point of the dramatic monologue in English poetry. Alfred, Lord Tennyson 's Ulysses, published inhas been called the first true dramatic monologue.

After Ulysses, Tennyson's most famous efforts in this vein are Tithonus, The Lotos-Eaters, and St. Simon Stylites, all from the Poems ; later.

Get this from a library. The Dramatic Monologue in the Victorian Period, By M.W. Maccallum. [Mungo William MacCallum, Sir]. The dramatic monologue is traditionally associated with Victorian poets such as Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and is generally considered to have disappeared with the onset of modernism in the twentieth century.

Glennis Byron unravels its history and argues that, contrary to belief, the monologue remains popular to this day. This far-reaching and neatly structured volume: * explores the 5/5(1). Robert Browning is considered to be the perfecter of the dramatic monologue, which had its heyday in the Victorian Period.

Other Victorian poets to produce one or more dramatic monologues include Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, and Algernon Charles Swinburne.

Robert Browning, major English poet of the Victorian age, noted for his mastery of dramatic monologue and psychological portraiture.

His most noted work was The Ring and the Book (–69), the story of a Roman murder trial in 12 books. Dramatic monologue refers to a type of poetry.

These poems are dramatic in the sense that they have a theatrical quality; that is, the poem is meant to be read to an audience.

To say that the poem is a monologue means that these are the words of one solitary speaker with no dialogue coming from any other characters. Think of one person standing alone on a stage speaking to an audience.

Definitions of the dramatic monologue, a form invented and practiced principally by Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Dante Rossetti, and other Victorians, have been much debated in the last several ne agrees that to be a dramatic monologue a poem must have a speaker and an implied auditor, and that the reader often perceives a gap between what that speaker says and what he or.

The Dramatic Monologue is a type of a lyric poem. It was developed in the Victorian period. Robert Browning is said to have perfected the Dramatic Monologue, with poems such as My Last Duchess, and Soliloquy of a Spanish Cloister.

Reassessing the Dramatic Monologue in the 19th and 20th centuries: Browning, Before, Beyond. Royal Holloway, University of London June Organised by the Browning Society in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, the University of Westminster and the University of the West of England.

Supported by the British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS). During the Victorian Age, it was said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire." This saying most likely referred to.

False. Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of the Species caused many in Victorian society to return to the idea that truth would be found by exploring personal experience. In a dramatic monologue, the speaker. Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of the Species caused many Victorian society to return to the idea that truth would be found by exploring personal experience.

false During the Victorian era, the number of working class citizens in Great Britain increased. Instead, a dramatic monologue is a poetic genre from the English Victorian period. As defined by M. Abrams in the authoritative “Glossary of Literary Terms,” a poem fits the genre if it’s spoken by one character who is not the poet, if it addresses a critical situation and if its main point is to let readers learn about the speaker.

The dramatic monologue is a poetic form that was used by Victorian poets to its fullest, especially by Robert Browning, now considered one of the most talented and prolific dramatic monologists.

It worked as a tool to examine issues of the day that may not have been examined otherwise, particularly domestic abuse and religious hypocrisy by allowing the reader to function as an Reviews: 2. Although the early part of Robert Browning’s creative life was spent in comparative obscurity, he has come to be regarded as one of the most important English poets of the Victorian period.

His dramatic monologues and the psycho-historical epic The Ring and the Book (), a novel in verse, have established him as a major figure in the history of English poetry. "The Dramatic Monologue in the Victorian Period." Proceedings of the British Academy Martin, Loy D.

Browning's Dramatic Monologues and the Post Romantic Subject. Victorian Poetry: An Annotated Anthology is a fully annotated and illustrated collection of Victorian poetry.

The Anthology features a generous selection of work by all the major figures of the age, including Matthew Arnold, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson and Oscar Wilde, as well as many less well-known writers/5(9).Tennyson's Rapture Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue.

First Edition. Cornelia D. J. Pearsall. This book explores Tennyson's representation of rapture as a radical mechanism of transformation--theological, social, political, or personal--and as a .English literature - English literature - Early Victorian verse: Despite the growing prestige and proliferation of fiction, this age of the novel was in fact also an age of great poetry.

Alfred Tennyson made his mark very early with Poems, Chiefly Lyrical () and Poems (; dated ), publications that led some critics to hail him as the natural successor to Keats and Shelley.