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In this idea originated the plan of the 'Lyrical Ballads'; in which it was agreed, that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic, yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What’s with the Name? What Is a Literary Aside?

An aside is a tool incorporated by the expert dramatists craftsmen to give the audience insight into something through a character’s dialogue. The thing with the aside is that even though the dialogue is spoken, it’s only “heard” by the audience, but not by other characters in the play. From what characters other than the speaker are concerned, the aside never happened.

Or, if you’d prefer, an aside is, well, to put it blatantly, a fourth wall break. It’s much like what everyone’s favorite Marvel anti-hero Deadpool does all the time.

The reason why I chose this particular name is that I’ll try to cover literature as is, in its unmodified uniqueness and glory. But, I’ll provide my opinions, thoughts, and other insight as kind of an aside.

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