The quality of seeming true, having the semblance of reality.
Verisimilitude differs from realism in that the former has the
quality of believability and can apply to fables whereas the latter
is a moral and ideological mission of the writer to depict reality
in an accurate manner.
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Editors. "Verisimilitude". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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