How do you do a great monologue

Be creative with literary texts

In order to be able to understand a text better, there are different ways to deal with the text:

  1. You can Questions to the text put, e.g. B. Who are the main characters? Why and how do they act? How do you judge their actions?
  2. You can use the text template convert, e.g. B. by drawing a comic or developing a short play from it.
  3. But you can too add something to the text yourself, e.g. B. write or rewrite the end, tell the story, write a letter to a character or let a character speak to the text in an inner monologue.

No matter what you do: you show that you have understood the text. Because what you do with the text has to fit the story!

The inner monologue

The inner monologue is kind of A character from the story talks to himself. In it this figure describes hers thoughts and feelings.
Another person does not have their say.

If you are writing an inner monologue, you have to put yourself in the situation of your character put into it and what happened in history only from their point of view describe.
You basically slip into this figure and only stay in this figure.

Understand the text: key questions help

First of all, it is a matter of understanding the text and putting yourself in the shoes of the character for whom you are to write an inner monologue. But how do you do that?

The following questions will help you to understand your character in the text:

  • Which role have i in the story?
  • How is mine behavior and why do I behave like this?
  • I am active or passive in the action, so am I doing something or am I letting something happen to me?
  • What is happening to me or what do I?
  • What think me during or after the event?
  • What feel I, what do I hope, what do I fear?
  • How experience, feel what is happening around me?

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There is an inner monologue ...

  • in the I-formbecause you're only writing from this one character's point of view.
  • in the Presentwhen you describe your feelings.
  • in the preteritewhen you report on the past.


Inner monologues are e.g. B. ...

  • Diary entries:
    z. B .: Dear diary, today I experienced something beautiful / bad ...
  • Personal letters, in which I share my feelings with a person who is very close to me and to whom I can tell everything:
    z. B .: Dear mom, I have to write something very important to you ...
    With letters, make sure that they have a salutation and a closing phrase.
  • The inner thoughts after an important, beautiful or bad event:
    z. B. What was it that annoyed me so much? What should I do now? How shall we continue? Why didn't I do anything else just now? What bothered me so much about the other person or myself? ...