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    melodrama & soap opera

    Can "melodrama" and "soap opera" be used exchangably?

    Did I put my question in right words?

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    Re: melodrama & soap opera

    Melodrama is a feature of a soap opera, therefore the two cannot be used interchangably.


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    Re: melodrama & soap opera

    What are the features of soap opera other than those of melodrama? Sorry for being so bothersome.

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    Re: melodrama & soap opera

    Slow-moving plots, multiple related stories, high-fashion wardrobes, etc.

    Melodrama is a feature of soap operas like fast driving is a feature of an automobile race.

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