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Literary Terms & Concepts

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A Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms - Chris Baldick
Call Number: REF 803 C7446b
ISBN: 9780192801180
Publication Date: 2001-11-15
Contains over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students.

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A Handbook to Literature - C. Hugh Holman; William Flint Thrall
Call Number: 803 H7475
ISBN: 0672630486
Publication Date: 1972-01-01
A useful and accurate guide to the understanding of terms current in English and American literary history and criticism.

 

Definition

The Oxford English Dictionary defines literary criticism thusly:

literary criticism n. the art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and character of a literary work; consideration or analysis of a text in relation to language, structure, biography, history, etc., or (in later use, freq. with modifying word) by a particular philsophical, political, or linguistic method; (also) an instance of this, esp. in a written form; a school or method of criticizing literature.


 

Subject Headings

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  • Criticism and interpretation
  • History and criticism

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