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Didactic

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Style

 
Description: 

Instructional poetry. Poetry with a lesson. Good examples are the typical ABC poem for children. Hilaire Belloc wrote quite a few didactic poems for children about the horrible things that could happen when they do not do as they should.

 
See Also:  

Abecedarium, Barzelletta, Epistle, Exemplum, Fable, Georgics, Nursery Rhyme, Primer Couplet, Riddle

 
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Complete

 

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