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English - Literature (American, British, World)   Tags: drama, literature criticism, novels, poetry, short stories  

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Literary Criticism

What is Literary Criticism?
Literary criticism is an analysis of a literary work. This is different from an overview, which describes aspects of a work (such as plot, characters, and theme) instead of analyzing the item. Literary criticism might include the following:

  • A defense of the work

  • An analysis of its structure or style

  • An interpretation of its meaning

  • A prediction of its effects on readers

  • And more

Where Can You Find Literary Criticism?

  • Books: Including reference books
  • Periodicals: Especially literary journals (a type of scholarly journal containing more critical essays on literary works than other periodicals)

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