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● Dramatic monologue ●

Traditionally a dramatic monologue is a lyrical poem in the form of speech spoken by a single man.
Mono means single & logue means speech
It is dramatic because it begins with abruptly & in the development of it's thought,it takes several sudden turns which impart dramatic dimension to the poem.
In a dramatic monologue the single speaker reveals his thoughts in the presence of a single silent listner or some silent listners.
The speaker is not necessarily the poet himself though the speaker often gives the poet's beliefs & philosophy.
The speaker's revelation, in fact leads the readers to probe deep into the psyche of the speaker.

However a single person, ulysess speaks throughout the the poem.
It is understood that some of his old comrades are present around him.
Ulysess encourages them in undertaking a new adventure.
First he tells them why he does not want to stay at home.
Then he asked them to start the journey.
At times he addresses them as'my friend' and 'come my friends'.
He tells them you & I are old.

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