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Please define postmodernism in simple and easy terms.    

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Please allow me to add:  postmodernism is misnamed, because it sounds like it came after Modernism.  Actually it is a part of Modernism, that part dealing with form rather than content.  Modernism concerns itself with the real, pedestrian world, not with ancient kings, warriors, etc. and not with imaginary figures, fairies, ghosts, and the like, but with everyday people and their dilemmas.  Authors found that the traditional ways of telling stories--omniscient narrators, narratives, plots with structure, etc., had limitations, so they began experimenting with such structural devices as unreliable narrators, linguistic variation, nonlinear plots, etc., and that is called "postmodernism" in that it...

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