Hello, I was wondering how people would go about describing a scene in which a character is alone or isolated somehow, but is experiencing intense emotion. This naturally means dialogue is unavailable, and it is difficult not to fall into the trap of describing and not showing. What strategies would you use for this? Would you use more internal dialogue i.e.thoughts, or narrative description? A mixture perhaps? Or maybe something else? Feel free to post a short piece describing a character experiencing any form of intense emotion while alone. I'd also like to hear if you know any memorable pieces from literature. Crime and Punishment comes to mind when thinking of descriptions of isolated paranoia, etc.