Literary Aside. n. 1. An aside is when something is spoken within a book, play, or other literary product, often breaking the "fourth wall." These devices serve several important functions, some which are relegated to a simple beautifying of text, while others run a little deeper and help in enhancing, adding layers, and/or bringing out the meaning of the work. In the 'aside', the actor speaks directly to the audience or camera, effectively stepping out of the plot for a moment. In the same scene, after the two have spoken and Juliet goes back inside, Romeo has another aside… The first unspoiled era is, in its own way, a quiet. The