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communication that is suitable for or intended to be instructive

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She had no choice but to approach such audiences by means of didactic fiction.
This study aims to investigate the perceptions of students attending to the grades of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th in terms of the messages presented in didactic fiction texts and their creative writing skills.
If wit were established as one of the under-appreciated elements of eighteenth-century didactic fiction, this would go a long way towards making an argument for its recovery.
She despised didactic fiction, Catholic or otherwise, that scored moral points through sentimental appeals or contrived endings.
He gives thoughtful attention to not only mainstream novelists, poets, dramatists, and essayists but also writers of popular romance, religious didactic fiction, and literature in languages other than English.
In part two, Lorch identifies three phases of Wollstonecraft's development as a feminist thinker, starting with political conservatism in Original Stories, the didactic fiction written for children.
The context in which to read this novel is that of American didactic fiction, precisely the material of Sunday- and public-school readers, women's magazines and the popular press.
Highlighting the role of modern taste in defining what selections we read from The Rambler,one article that directs us to rethink our conceptions of eighteenth-century allegory regards explicit didactic fiction with a jaundiced eye.
For example, reception theorist Wolfgang Iser voices considerable impatience with didactic fiction in "The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach," the essay with which he concludes The Implied Reader:
While Johnson's theory of didactic fiction strives to preempt and anticipate intellectual errors in young readers, Sterne's aestheticizing strategies treat error as a source of intellectual pleasure and energy for that class of readers he labels "the inquisitive and curious.
That logical positivism "did not sponsor didactic fictions so much as provoke aesthetic responses" (20) doesn't mean that its political and institutional sponsorship had no bearing on the shape of those responses.