Definition of interior monologue in English:

interior monologue

noun

  • A piece of writing expressing a character's inner thoughts.

    • ‘The problem is that even in my stories I don't generally think in such direct lines, and what I had come up with was layer upon layer of summary, flashback, and interior monologue - almost no scene at all.’
    • ‘With death in view, the narrative shifts to the internal visions articulated by interior monologue and free indirect discourse.’
    • ‘With Penn conscripted to play the lead, the die was cast for an archetypal character piece, focusing on a troubled man's interior monologue, rather than a prescribed plot.’
    • ‘They also talk about how interior monologue is basically a more efficient, stream-lined version of talking to yourself, in order to engage these other centers in the mind.’
    • ‘These include such techniques as composite characters, conflation of time, and interior monologues.’
    • ‘It will be an interior monologue, sort of Mrs Dalloway-esque.’
    • ‘Her interior monologue continued endlessly until she looked up to the clock and saw it was past seven thirty.’
    • ‘My interior monologue was going something like this.’
    • ‘It's essentially a deadpan interior monologue from a heartless, desperate, mashed-up victim of the scene.’
    • ‘Using his usual brilliant interior monologues, Wolfe argues that youngsters are ignorant and have remained so because they have one thing on their mind: sex.’
    • ‘The narrative is now interior monologue, reporting present sensations and events as they happen.’
    • ‘Thanks to the fantastic espionage of the interior monologue the reader is privy to his every thought on work, his family and sex.’
    • ‘However, the narrating characters are often unconvincing, especially in Brodoff's attempts at interior monologue.’
    • ‘Most of these poems are interior monologues written in long lines, often coupled with prose poem passages.’
    • ‘In a novel you have paragraphs of interior monologue where you can explain how a particular person's mind changes.’
    • ‘The interior monologue went something like this: ‘What will my colleagues think?’
    • ‘You could multiply this interior monologue by 10 or more for certain decisions in the middlegame.’
    • ‘Their interior monologues are mildly amusing, as are, between the three constituent one-acters, the supposed thoughts of actual spotlighted audience members given in voice-over.’
    • ‘Lack of punctuation in one note results in a Joycean interior monologue.’
    • ‘The author's unusual structure of this novel and her use of dialogue, interior monologue, sparse description, and authentic dialects will surely engage young readers.’
    monologue, speech, address, lecture, oration, sermon, homily, stand-up, aside
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Pronunciation

interior monologue

/ɪnˈˌtɪriər ˈmɑnəˌlɔɡ/