literary criticism

literary criticisms

Definitions of literary criticism
  1. noun
    the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
    synonyms: lit crit
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    type of:
    literary study
    the humanistic study of literature
  2. noun
    a written evaluation of a work of literature
    synonyms: criticism
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    explication de texte
    a method of literary criticism that analyzes details of a text in order to reveal its structure and meaning
    textual criticism
    comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
    new criticism
    literary criticism based on close analysis of the text
    a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
    critical review, critique, review, review article
    an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    higher criticism
    the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
    lower criticism
    the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
    Masora, Masorah
    a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
    book review
    a critical review of a book (usually a recently published book)
    a short critical review
    an extravagantly enthusiastic review
    type of:
    piece of writing, writing, written material
    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
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