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di·dac·tic

(dī-dak'tik),
Instructive; denoting medical teaching by lectures or textbooks, as distinguished from clinical demonstrations involving patients or laboratory exercises.
[G. didaktikos, fr. didaskō, to teach]

didactic

[dīdak′tik]
Etymology: Gr, didaskein, to teach
pertaining to classroom teaching or instruction.

didactic

adjective Referring to teaching; instructive; with explicit rules.

di·dac·tic

(dī-dak'tik)
Instructive; denoting medical teaching by lectures or textbooks, as distinguished from clinical demonstrations with patients or laboratory exercises.
[G. didaktikos, fr. didaskō, to teach]
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Didacticism takes different forms and can easily be contained in a story irrespective of the nature of problem the writer aims at correcting through his story and irrespective of the kind of European form the writer imports to tell his story.
The conversation about didacticism is really a conversation about design, as evinced by Carroll's claim that didacticism "leaves out too much of what is peculiar and specific to art.
Using the implausibility of the absurd to deflate its pretensions to sociological didacticism, Lullaby shuns the literature of ideology and instruction, refusing to add its philosophical squawking to the cacophony of fiction as thought control.
If we have to stomach a bit of didacticism and a steady stream of digs at our mayor, president, governor and prominent Latino politicians, well, that's an easy check to sign.
They avoid didacticism and yet provide much room for reflection, and for simply savouring.
Arguing against a reading that weights divine love more heavily than human love, Morosini suggests that Boccaccio presents a more neutral or balanced view of the two loves, and that his central concern is not so much a religious or moral didacticism as a vision of autonomous literariness.
Mr Alpert and Mr O'Neill avoid didacticism while delivering a message that no one could plausibly call neutral.
His didacticism, however, was tempered with school childish romance and science fiction fantasy.
Nevertheless, much modern criticism of Edgeworth, in particular criticism of her children's books, still tends to focus primarily on her didacticism.
Determined to avoid preachy didacticism while striving for aesthetic excitement, Cohn's subjects tend to be "people who were essentially rendered invisible in our society, and as a result subject to exploitation and injustice.
This is true life coaching, but Maisel is never corny, nor does he preach or ever come near to didacticism in his writing.
Such recognition inoculates the writer against the three deadly literary vices of pandering to popular taste, creative laziness, and didacticism.