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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 ...


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They're called speech bubbles and thought bubbles, respectively. Speech bubbles usually have clean edges and a kind of triangle pointing to the speaker's mouth; thought bubbles have puffy, cloud-like edges, and the connection to the speaker is a trail of individual round bubbles. I might call the technique "disconnect," but I'm not sure if that's the ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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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