Language, World in Western Lit

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Western critical theory has got rapid development in the 20th century. Following the full development of Russian Formalism in the early 20th century, other literary theories, such as new criticism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, reception theory, structuralism, deconstruction, come into being. Althoug ... Continue Reading

A solider's Story

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A Soldier’s Play: A Survey of Literary Criticism Charles Fuller is, according to Walter Kerr of the New York Times, one of the contemporary American theater’s most forceful and original voices” (Malinowski 207). Fuller has written several plays such as Zooman and the Sign, Brownsville Rai ... Continue Reading

Frederick Douglas

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The author’s point of view in this movie about Frederick Douglas is one that is clearly prejudice. Through out the video facts are shown to support the fact that blacks were not treated as human beings. Slavery was the worst crime in the history of man and not enough ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is an incredible writer that liked to write many poems, short stories, and literary criticism. Edgar Allan Poe was the son of an actress named Eliza Poe and a son of an actor named David Poe Jr. He was born January 19, 1809. Edgar had a brother and a sister. Before, Edga ... Continue Reading

Literacy Criticism

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Literacy criticism is the expected human response to literature either spoken or written. It is simply the way we response of give our opinion and about what we read and what we think about it. Criticism helps us better understand how literature works. There are ten significant approaches in liter ... Continue Reading

Biographical Literary Criticism

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The sole purpose of literary criticism is to get to the core of the text and discover what message the author is attempting to convey. Knowledge of an author’s life and experiences can be the key to an otherwise bolted door leading to the deeper comprehension and interpretation of a literary wor ... Continue Reading

Formalism

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Many types of literary criticism abound, formalism plays on the theory that the pieces form is what composes its persona. To the formalist literature must have specified defining qualities to attain status as a literary work. 1Some of the defining qualities might be functionality, figurative langua ... Continue Reading

Definition of a critic

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According to Webster’s dictionary, a critic is one who judges the quality of literary or artistic works. In any work written or made for a large group of people, it is imperative to get a final product or result that is widely accepted and appreciated. To this end a critic is useful in achieving t ... Continue Reading

The Formalist Approach to Literary Analysis

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There are many approaches to reading and interpreting literature for analysis. One of the more controversial approaches to literary analysis is the formalist approach. The formalist approach to literary analysis emphasizes the objective and literal interpretation of the tone, theme, and style of a ... Continue Reading

Methods of Effective Literary Commentary

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- Understanding of literary techniques - Onomatopoeia - words that are spelt in a similar way to the sound - Allegory - narrative using symbols ... Continue Reading

Cultural Variations in styles of thinking

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Cultural Variations in styles of thinking Is it true that people from different cultures ‘think differently’? it seems clear that students from different cultures often bring different purposes to their thinking and learning. These different purposes produce different results, for example in ... Continue Reading

Matthew Arnold: The Function of Criticism at the Present Tim

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In 1865 Matthew Arnold wrote, “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time”. In this essay, Arnold discusses the tenuous relationship between criticism and creation, one that before this, was virtually non-existent . Though literary criticism had been taking place for years, it was generall ... Continue Reading

Gary Soto and the Concert

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Gary Soto and the Concert In "The Concert," a narrative by Gary Soto, diction and details are used to portray the two tones of carefree observance and respectful enlightenment. These two tones create the author's purpose for the story. ... Continue Reading

Gary Soto and the Concert

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Gary Soto and the Concert In "The Concert," a narrative by Gary Soto, diction and details are used to portray the two tones of carefree observance and respectful enlightenment. These two tones create the author's purpose for the story. ... Continue Reading

Story of an Hour

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Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” can be read and analyzed in a variety of different ways. Every one of the common critical strategies could be sufficient. Taking a look at a work from all of these points of view can be very difficult and drawn out. Briefly touching the surface of o ... Continue Reading

Jane Eyre Literary Criticism Essay

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After completing Jane Eyre I read through the different literary criticisms that I was provided and found one to be very appealing to me, this was the criticisms by Helene Moglen. In this criticism, Helene points out some events in Jane Eyre that I also found very interesting. Helene states how amaz ... Continue Reading

jane eyre

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After completing Jane Eyre I read through the different literary criticisms that I was provided and found one to be very appealing to me, this was the criticisms by Helene Moglen. In this criticism, Helene points out some events in Jane Eyre that I also found very interesting. Helene states how amaz ... Continue Reading

The Reader Response Theory

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Reader Response Criticism a wide-ranging, interesting, and evolving literature study that focuses on understanding the reading processes of readers and how they relate to specific elements in the text they read, their life experiences, and the scholarly community they are apart of. This study center ... Continue Reading

A Room of One

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Virginia Woolf¡¯s ¡°A Room of One¡¯s Own¡± is a representation of twentieth-century feminist thought. It explores the history of women in literature through an unconventional and highly provocative investigation of the social and material conditions required for the writing of literature. Th ... Continue Reading

Critical Anaylsis of an autor

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James Michener’s books are a different kind of style. His books are based on his life experiences and his own imagination. His works also show his interest in regional history and culture, and are looked at as an entertaining trip through history. James Michener’s works Tales of the South Pa ... Continue Reading

Critical Analysis of Huck Finn

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Case Study of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The articles that are presented below explore adverse techniques of criticizing literary works. These critiques will be broken down to identify what technique of criticism is being used and what aspects correspond with the guidelines of that spec ... Continue Reading

Deconstruction

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Literary Criticism is a language of interpretation of author’s ideas. Deconstructive Criticism is the transaction between the reader and text. The ideas of a Deconstructive Criticism start with theory, how critics approach Deconstructionism and Deconstructive Crit ... Continue Reading

New Historicism

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What do you understand to be distinctive (and specifically new historicist) about New Historicist approaches to literature? This question asks us two things. Firstly, it asks us what is distinctive about the New Historicist approaches to literature, so this implies explaining the New Historicist ... Continue Reading

CLR James

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Who was C.L.R. James? That is a complex question, for indeed, Cyril Lionel Robert James is a complex and controversial figure. Some hail James as the Third World’s most high profile writers since Frantz Fanon. He is best known as the author of The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Sa ... Continue Reading

Literary Criticism On Hemingway

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The author I have chosen for my research paper is the one and only Ernest Hemingway, I will analyze and comment on the criticism towards him. Ernest Hemingway is one of the most recognized writers in literature and has received numerous prizes for his works such as the Nobel Prize for his astoundin ... Continue Reading