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didactic

(of works of art or literature) containing a political or moral message to which aesthetic considerations are subordinated
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Pius Olusegun Dada attempted to answer this question in his essay, when he writes that the African writer employs African oral traditional form in his writing--which, as a matter of fact, includes didacticism.
However, though Chung alludes to the didacticism that characterizes both cinemas, he fails to offer concrete comparisons between Shin's films North and South, which might have elucidated the issues of modernism, Cold War politics, and mass culture that he expresses an interest in interrogating at the chapter's start.
Here too, the confrontation of oppo-sites--purity and impurity, cleanliness and conta mination--was clear, even to the point of didacticism.
An allegorical lesson about dictatorships and the cycle of violence they breed, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The President" unfortunately offers a simplified and simplistic reduction, akin to an ancient morality tale without the ancients' brevity: rather than sophistication cloaked in innocence, the pic feels like didacticism submerged in naivete.
In that respect, this book eschews narrow didacticism in favour of inculcating a truly critical readership through an objective analysis.
Didacticism treads carefully but the third-person present-tense storytelling has the plainspoken feel of something intended for a younger audience.
Superbly produced and acted though it was, the play's angry didacticism has not aged well.
Without any hint of didacticism it celebrates the place of story in the everyday world of work, commerce and even relaxation.
The aesthetics, she continues, has an empowering micropolitical potential in the ways that Ondaatje conveys the traversals of the personal by social and political structures in the intimate space of the body and the microsocial space of the interpersonal without embracing pure mimesis for didacticism or falling victim to the phenomenological valorization of subjective intentionality.
Hoffman sidesteps didacticism through his wryness, through his self-questioning stance and, always, through the joy he finds surviving in the rubble.
Duff calls our attention to the fact that the genre dedicated to instructing the reader, namely the didactic poem, was "far from disappearing in this period" but it "acquired a visibility and prestige it had not experienced since the time of Pope" (111); furthermore, the end of the chapter is devoted to spotting the inconsistencies of some notable figures concerning didacticism.
Too often, an overeager didacticism creeps into politically charged poetry and squashes aesthetic considerations.