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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism

This is a free, online wikibook, so it is continually being updated and refined. According to the authors, "Traditional literary criticism is a system of analyzing, reveiwing, and critiquing a work of literature. Literary criticism in practice is typically performed from the perspective of a particular school of critical thought. The purpose is to analyze a work's relevance and quality from that school's 'viewpoint'. The major schools of literary criticism include, but are not limited to: formal criticism, historical criticism, psychological criticism, and archetypal criticism. Each of these schools addresses the subject in a different manner, and are usually taught individually. However, there are certain underlying skills associated with all literary criticism which it is helpful to... Show More


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