Didactic Literature: Definition & Examples


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The main purpose of didactic literature is to:

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1. Which literary form can also be considered didactic and frequently appears in larger works of that sort?

2. Which of these is NOT a religious text that is also representative of didactic literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will gauge your knowledge of didactic literature. To pass the test, you'll need to know about the main purpose of didactic literature and its subgenres.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • The main purpose of didactic literature
  • What literary forms are considered didactic
  • Examples of didactic literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on didactic prose and poetry
  • Making connections - understand the concept of didactic literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of didactic writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of didactic literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of writing, review the corresponding lesson on Didactic Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define didactic literature
  • Learn about the history of didactic literature
  • Review classic and modern examples of didactic literature