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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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However, beginning with the earliest translations into other languages at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the distinction between worldly advice for a savvy readership and moral didacticism for a naive audience was lost.
Waters contends that edification was achieved through a process of dialogic didacticism, or teaching through dialogue.
The antidote to quixotism was, ironically, a different form of quixotism: Richardson filled his novels with explicit lessons and prescriptive generalizations (or "precepts") "in order to fend off the charge that [he] promoted quixotism, but Raff ingeniously demonstrates that this form of didacticism is a mode of seduction and an invitation to quixotism" (8) in a literary culture that "systematically eroticized tutelage" (7).
The ability of a teacher to integrate internal and external sources of information and stimuli for a student - so that he or she can utilise learning as an active principle, rather than a passive attribute - is the only way to liberate him or her from the strait-jacket of classroom didacticism. And the importance of Emirati teachers leading the way in educational innovation lies at the core of UAE's 2021 vision.
If there were moments where I thought we were witnessing didacticism, they were dashed away as the events unfolded leaving me not with answers but rather had me questioning "what would I do in their shoes?".
One of the most fascinating debates over the years in the criticism of African literature is the argument that it is a literature of didacticism. This is because, like Chinese literature and some indigenous Indian literatures, African literature aims at informing and correcting some of the ills facing the African society.
These Korean films, he argues, tend to exhibit three characteristics: a "vnarod or agrarian return narrative," nationalistic overtones, and a certain didacticism. While this theoretical excavation is an excellent move and in keeping with film studies' current return to classical film theory (exemplified in particular right now by scholars working on German and Chinese cinema), I would have liked a more thorough account of the roots of this concept.
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.
It is neither decoration nor didacticism. It embodies living truth in beautiful forms."--Michael D.
Superbly produced and acted though it was, the play's angry didacticism has not aged well.