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    What's the word I'm looking for?

    Need this for my assignment.
    Whats the word for one person going on a long speech, like a rant?
    It's not a monologue.
    I think it might be used in theatre for when a character steps forward and gives a speech of his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Need this for my assignment.
    Whats the word for one person going on a long speech, like a rant?
    It's not a monologue.
    I think it might be used in theatre for when a character steps forward and gives a speech of his own.
    Pete!
    Did you ever notice that in every painting of Adam & Eve, they have belly buttons. Think about that...take as long as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Need this for my assignment.
    Whats the word for one person going on a long speech, like a rant?
    It's not a monologue.
    I think it might be used in theatre for when a character steps forward and gives a speech of his own.
    Soliloquy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    Soliloquy.
    Or diatribe.

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    Got it. Soliloquy or sermon I'm going to use.
    Words make assignments.
    Word of the day - bellicose.
    Was going to start a thread on the following.
    Has anyone done anything interesting and readable in college?
    I've always been a poor student but starting my first (possibly only) dissertation atm and I'm mad for working at it. Can't get enough of it.
    Might throw a link up here in a few months when i'm finished.
    City definetly have the best bands playing at half-time.

    O'Bama - "Eerah yeah, I'd say we can alright!"

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    Or

    Oratory...Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric.
    Did you ever notice that in every painting of Adam & Eve, they have belly buttons. Think about that...take as long as you want.

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    I did my dissertation on Enid Blyton - The Famous Five as Cultural Product! Good for a laugh anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by passinginterest View Post
    I did my dissertation on Enid Blyton - The Famous Five as Cultural Product! Good for a laugh anyway
    What's the modern take on that anyway? George as lesbian icon? Timmy as the super-intelligent pet archetype who spawned such imitations as Flipper and Skippy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Has anyone done anything interesting and readable in college?
    I've always been a poor student but starting my first (possibly only) dissertation atm and I'm mad for working at it. Can't get enough of it.
    Does the electrochemical synthesis of nano-gold, nano-silver and nano-platinum float your boat?
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    A soliloquy is not necessarily a rant. Its usually an aside to let the audience in on something a central character is plotting or to give them an insight into the character's thoughts.
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    Filabuster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaucyJack View Post
    Filabuster?
    No, that's just obstructionism, like Shams problems with the GAA, only a bit more political. Also, it's spelt filibuster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Need this for my assignment.
    Whats the word for one person going on a long speech, like a rant?
    It's not a monologue.
    I think it might be used in theatre for when a character steps forward and gives a speech of his own.
    Did a masters thesis on the law related to hooligamism but tis a bit dull reading really, mostly an analsys of the acts in force etc
    Oh no not them again

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    Sorry dfx, though i'm sure your job prospects are much greater than mine.
    Might like a look at that Soc if you still have it. Did you put a survey up on foot.ie for that?
    Passing Interest, would definately be interested in reading that if you could throw it up somewhere or pm me.
    Just the Famous Five?
    Preferred the Secret Seven myself and then the Three Investigators.
    City definetly have the best bands playing at half-time.

    O'Bama - "Eerah yeah, I'd say we can alright!"

    G.O'Mahoney Trapattoni'll sort ém out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Passing Interest, would definately be interested in reading that if you could throw it up somewhere or pm me.
    Just the Famous Five?
    Preferred the Secret Seven myself and then the Three Investigators.
    Me two if it's going around.
    Vaccinated.

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    A soliloquy is not necessarily a rant. Its usually an aside to let the audience in on something a central character is plotting or to give them an insight into the character's thoughts.
    thats how billy used it anyway....
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    Just feed me more VB,Just pour my beer,And get my smokes, And go away

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    Really lads I was expecting everyone to laugh at me. I can't seem to find a full version of it but I'll give ye a quick summary.
    I look at how Famous Five conforms to all the norms of childrens literature and the adventure story. Look at other adventure stories that follow similar patterns. Argue that Famous Five reflects a certain set of cultural values that were prominent at the time Blyton was writing.
    Basically say that arguments to amend, rewrite and ban the stories are just denying history basically. That the books can still be read by children, without turning them into gypsy hating racist freaks, especially if the racist undertones of the books are explained to them.
    Never really get into that much depth becuase it's only 10,000 words, I'd probably do a lot different if I was to start it over.
    I look at books like Five Children and IT, The Riddle of the Sands and The Jungle Book as comparisons.
    If I find a copy of it I'll send it to anyone that's interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BohsPartisan View Post
    A soliloquy is not necessarily a rant. Its usually an aside to let the audience in on something a central character is plotting or to give them an insight into the character's thoughts.

    You really are funny

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    Myself, my older bro, and my cousins used to play the Famous Five all the time. I was always Anne coz I was the youngest and the more feminine of us 2 girls. The downside to that was that I always had to go last on anything we were doing including the time we were climbing over a half barn door at my granny's. There was a fertiliser bag thrown over the door and as the other 3 climbed to other side, it loosed from where it was resting so when I climbed over it slipped taking me face first onto concrete! God I was a mess for months!

    Some would say you can still tell that I had that accident! (combined with my pony standing on my face they have good grounds!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    Has anyone done anything interesting and readable in college?
    I've always been a poor student but starting my first (possibly only) dissertation atm and I'm mad for working at it. Can't get enough of it.
    Might throw a link up here in a few months when i'm finished.
    I recently completed a minor dissertation on the Causes of the Great Jewish Revolt 66 A.D. Comes in handy when people are talking nonsense about Jews of the 1st Century AD/BC on messageboards.

    I loved researching it and hated writing it. Didn't even get to put down half the stuff I wanted and knew as I flew too close to even my extended deadline.

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