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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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One other fascinating thing about the two novels is that the stories and all the "ingredients" with which they were created are made whole through the use of didacticism.
Murphy concludes that the version of Edgeworthian childhood that Edgeworth unfolds in her works is aspirational as well as selective and that their didacticism revolves around the romanticized message that the reader who faithfully replicates the theories unfolded in the tales will inevitably produce an "ideal" child and ultimately an ideal adult.
Johnston uses no literary technique, such as metaphor or allegory, relying instead on didacticism.
Through a radically new approach to storytelling, Elgar manages to dramatize and humanize the exacting and often remote didacticism of nineteenth-century oratorio.
Both plays are seen as teaching the terrible lessons of apartheid, yet do so according to a method that avoids the pitfalls of overt didacticism.
Although he has much in say he exercises a degree of restraint and a lack of didacticism that are not always found in Hereford Map studies.
Rarely do they allow the audience to work; they revel in blatancy and didacticism, making points that few would argue with.
Otherwise, Ivaylo Grouev demonstrates both narrative flair and social conscience in Bullets on the Water; his book is eminently readable and never degenerates into heavy-handed didacticism, unique accomplishments for any "social awareness project.
Cartwright demonstrates that plays changed considerably during this period as "dramatic effect spill[ed] beyond didacticism to emphasize narrative complexity, psychological agitation, and Senecan sensationalism" (101).
Despite this important insight, "Ghosts" is, unfortunately, also replete with the sort of banal didacticism that mars much of the book.
It eschews sentimentality for realism and allows its impact to be felt by nuance rather than didacticism.