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The answer depends on the work's intent. If the characters are thinly characterized and stereotyped because the work's main attraction is a sensationalist plot crammed with dramatic events, then we call this a melodrama. Wikipedia reports that a Professor Ben Singer has identified "moral polarization" as one of the key elements of melodrama. On the other ...
A neutral term: black and white morality. Good and evil are unambiguously defined and, while a character can have faults, we never doubt its moral standing. Typical example is The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit. The Silmarillion would be a bit of a stretch, especially when it comes to The Children of Húrin.
It depends. If it's being described from the POV of a human, then it should be ok, the person is merely describing the look in terms they are familiar with, which in turn, the reader redefines to terms they are familiar with. If it's not a necessary detail in the story, though, do you need to include it? Is there a plot reason for a pony tail, or could you ...
The part of a book that comes between the prologue and the epilogue is normally called "the story"! Ok, I take it you mean you have some explanatory material that you want to put in the middle, that is not part of the story itself? Perhaps "interlude" is what you are looking for.
Wikipedia has this short list of graphical elements for interfaces that use the prevailing WIMP paradigm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_graphical_user_interface_elements According to the example you've provided above, I think what you have there is a zoomable popup control or zoomable popup widget Hope this helps! Personally I've never liked ...
You want Bloom's. It can be considered on-topic as a writing framework, a method for organizing a paper. For example, if OP was tasked with critiquing a learning program where s/he is consulting, s/he would use Bloom's Taxonomy to argue whether lessons presented are sequenced correctly. Same example, but focusing on learner assessment. If OP needs to ...
Unless I've misunderstood something, "OWL" - is simply an abbreviation for "Online Writing Lab". I'd guess the people at Union County College have just made the obvious joke about how O.W.L. can be read as the name of the nocturnal bird of prey, so the Owl's Nest is where the OWL is based.
In most of these contexts, OWL is simply used as an acronym (such as for Online Writing Lab). However, this has nothing to do with owls per se, but rather to do with the fact that people tend to want to use acronym's without being particularly clever about it. The most important constituent parts of the name are Online/ Oral and Writing, and the easiest ...
I don't know of a general, well-accepted term for such stories. But I would say that "boring" and "simplistic" may or may not apply. There are many reasons why a story could be boring or simplistic other than having characters who are all good or all evil. And the converse is also true. A story whose emphasis is on plot development or the solving of a ...
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