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Harangue Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    harangue n : a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion [syn: rant, ranting] v : deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
Harangue Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harangued; p. pr. & vb. n. Haranguing.] [Cf. F. haranguer, It. aringare.] To make an harangue; to declaim.
Harangue Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. t. To address by an harangue.
Harangue Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, n. [F. harangue: cf. Sp. arenda, It. aringa; lit., a speech before a multitude or on the hustings, It. aringo arena, hustings, pulpit; all fr. OHG. hring ring, anything round, ring of people, G. ring. See Ring.] A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting. Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed, Assemble, and harangues are heard. --Milton. Syn: Harangue, Speech, Oration. Usage: Speech is generic; an oration is an elaborate and rhetorical speech; an harangue is a vehement appeal to the passions, or a noisy, disputatious address. A general makes an harangue to his troops on the eve of a battle; a demagogue harangues the populace on the subject of their wrongs.
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A monologue (or monolog) is when the character may be speaking his or her thoughts aloud, directly addressing another character, or speaking to the audience, especially the former. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media (plays, films, animation, etc.). It is distinct from a soliloquy, which is where a character relates his or her thoughts and feelings to him/herself and to the audience without addressing any of the other characters.

The term "monologue" was actually used to describe a form of popular narrative verse, sometimes comic, often dramatic or sentimental, which was performed in music halls or in domestic entertainments in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Characters would break out, announcing their thoughts to themselves. Famous examples include Idylls of the King, The Green Eye of the Yellow God and Christmas Day in the Workhouse.

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