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Didactic Definition

Poetry Definition of Didactic

A form of verse, the aim of which is to instruct the mind and improve morals. It essentially lays out a body of detailed information for the reader with the aim of molding the reader into a certain ethical or religious frame of mind.

Example

Example:

Recipe For Heavenly Destination

To get to Heaven
And stay with Christ
Follow this recipe
And his face you will see

Love
Love your neighbor
Love everyman
Spread the love as much as you can

Pray
Talk to the Lord
Show Him you care
With Him your feelings and worries share

Follow
Follow his teachings
Follow his way
Wherever he goes, follow you may

Lead
Lead the ones who don't see
Lead the ones that don't feel the love
Lead them to the Lord above

Copyright © 2000 David Arlaud

Top 5 Didactic Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem Sold carmack, rob Didacticbible, christian, corruption, god,
Premium Member Poem Listen, Listen Haight, Sandra Didacticinspirational, life,
Premium Member Poem During Sex I'm Often Naked Yvonne, Maurice Didacticphilosophy,
Premium Member Poem "Life's Absolute Epigrams" (for 2010) freeman, john Didacticinspirational, introspection, loveprayer, love,
Premium Member Poem Consider Them Dietrich, Andrea Didacticfaith, inspirational,

Standard Definition

[adj] instructive especially excessively


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Misc. Definitions

\Di*dac"tic\, Didactical \Di*dac"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to teach; akin to L. docere to teach: cf. F. didactique. See {Docile}.] Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays. ``Didactical writings.'' --Jer. Taylor. The finest didactic poem in any language. --Macaulay.
\Di*dac"tic\, n. A treatise on teaching or education. [Obs.] --Milton.

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