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What is social criticism and social commentary when it comes to literature? What should I think about when I'm criticizing or commenting on the social aspect of a novel? I need a clear meaning of both terms, "social criticism" and "social commentary".

Please don't direct me to look in the dictionary or wikipedia

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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_criticism#Social_criticism_in_literature_and_music



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