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Speech by a person who is talking to himself or herself a character reveals his thoughts to the audience but not to other characters in the play. Hamlet’s famous soliloquy begins with the line “To be or not to be…”
the character is speaking his or her thoughts aloud, directly addressing another character, or speaking to the audience
a dramatic device in which a character speaks (NOT at length) to the audience without the other characters hearing what is said serves to reveal a character's thoughts or concerns to the audience
Conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments EXAMPLE Lady Nancy Astor to Winston Churchill: “"Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your coffee." Churchill famously replied: “ "Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it."
A pun is a figure of speech which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious EX: Sir Lancelot once had a very bad dream about his horse. It was a knight mare.