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TS Eliot The Function of Criticism

TS Eliot – THE FUNCTION OF CRITICISM   The function of Criticism.  TS. Eliot is as famous for his works in the field of criticism as for those in the field of creative art. His essay ‘The Function of Criticism’ was published in 1923 and is one of the most well known of his works […]

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Plato’s Republic : Attack on Poetry

Plato’s Republic – Attack on Poetry Plato’s Republic – Attack on Poetry. Plato’s Republic attacks Poetry and poets. Plato’s statement that poets deserve to be banished is one of the most famous views of great thinkers in relation to Poetry. When Plato talked about the ideal in ‘Republic’, he gave no place to poets there. […]

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Ferdinand de Saussure Course in General Linguistics

Ferdinand de Saussure Course in General Linguistics This article discusses Saussure’s book Course in General Linguistics, Langue and Parole, Structuralism, Sign and other concepts. Ferdinand de Saussure (1857 – 1913) was a Swiss thinker who is very well known for his work in the fields of Linguistics and Semiotics. He began teaching Linguistics in 1907. ‘Cours […]

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The archetypes of literature – Northrop Frye

The archetypes literature  Northrop Frye The archetypes literature Northrop Frye The archetypes literature Northrop Frye. ‘Archetypal Literary criticism’ is concerned to analyzing a text in concern to the myths and archetypes that could be in the text in the form of description, symbols, images, allusions, references, characteristic traits, etc. This type of criticism appeared in […]

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Feminism in Literature

Feminism in literature: A excellent guide to its theory, practice, key figures in Feminism. The three movements of feminism. Also find easy to understand summary, study notes, multiple choice questions and answers – all for free.

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Structuralism in Literary Criticism

Structuralism in Literary Criticism Structuralism in literary criticism is a movement that began in early 1900’s and affected a number of fields like Sociology, Linguistics, Anthropology, Literature, Psychology, Semiotics, and so on.  Structuralism is based on the belief that each of human constructions must have an underlying structure. In case of literary criticism, for instance, […]

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