A monologue is an extended uninterrupted speech or poem by a person. The person may be speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing other people, e.g. an audience, a character, reader or an inanimate object.
It is common in dramatic genres (plays, film, animation, etc.) and also found in prose fiction. The term can be applied to poems, which usually take the form of the thoughts or speech of a single individual. In everyday usage, a long speech by a conversation partner can also be called a monologue.
If a speech is addressed to another person or group of people, it is called a monologue.
If a speech is addressed to the speaker himself, it is called a soliloquy.
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