tendency writing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The name is borrowed from German forms such as Tendenzschrift, Tendenzroman ("tendency novel"), and Tendenzdrama.

Noun[edit]

tendency writing (uncountable)

  1. (literature) Literature produced in order to promote a cause or serve a rhetorical purpose that the writing itself never makes explicit. These purposes are typically social, political, or moral.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary 2nd. ed. "Tendency"