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    Pragmatic Literary Criticism

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    Pragmatic Literary Criticism Pragmatic criticism is concerned, first and foremost, with the ethical impact any literary text has upon an audience. Regardless of art's other merits or failings, the primary responsibility or function of art is social in nature. Assessing, fulfilling, and shaping the needs, wants, and desires of an audience should be the first task of an artist. Art does not exist in isolation; it is a potent tool for individual as well as communal change. Though pragmatic critics

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    Literature - Postmodern Literary Criticism

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    Postmodern Literary Criticism Postmodernism attempts to call into question or challenge the notion of a single absolute unified master narrative without simply replacing it with another. It is a paradoxical, recursive, and problematic method of critique. It encourages transcendence through or in spite of limitation, while simultaneously decentering the concept of absolute transcendence. To this end, it encourages the development of a heightened sense of self in relation to itself and

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    Narrative “New Literary” Criticism A good novel is hard to put down. The story in the novel is perfect with a great plot, convincing characters, and a suspenseful build up to the climax. You have been drawn into the story and it is almost like you are there, living along side the characters. You understand their background, their trials, and their joys. The story brings to life something from long ago that may or may not be fictional. It is hard to tell without doing further research. In

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    feminist criticism focuses on the role of women in literature. it is based on an assessment of the roles of women in a story or occurring from the opinion of supporting equality among genders. Charlotte Perkins is one writer whose work include feminist criticism. feminist literary criticism before the 1970s was worried with the politics of women's writing and the illustration of women's state within literature, this comprises the representation of imaginary female women's characters. according to

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    No one literary theory is specific enough to explain a literary body of work, various approaches are needed to truly analyze and evaluate the structured themes in literature. The Feminist Approach is the most common literary device used in theorizing Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper; the story is a tale of a Victorian Age woman controlled by a patriarchal society, which is not in question. The second most common approach is the Psychoanalyze criticism, our protagonist Jane is most likely

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    placed on the “exegesis, interpretation, and evaluation, [of literature]” otherwise called literary criticism and/or theory (Groden , Kreiswirth and Szeman). The boundaries between the two, criticism and theory, blur according to Groden et al, however the boundary between their approaches is much more distinguishable. New Criticism and Marxist theory are examples of two different approaches to literary criticism. Both approaches share the same objective, in that they look to better understand literature

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    historical, literary, or biographical leads to a better understanding of the writing. Through research on Kate Chopin, the early 20th century Louisiana writer of “The Storm,” one can find literary criticism that is relevant to understanding the meaning of her work. Literary criticism topics such as setting, feminism, resistance to patriarchal authority, and sexual fulfillment in relation to Chopin and her writing changes and enriches the reading of “The Storm.” Like Skredsvig, the literary critic Martha

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    delve further into the classical period by examining female characters from the works of male playwrights. The construction of women in male literature is extremely important. Peter Barry, in his chapter on feminist literary criticism in his book Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory, asserts that observing the female characters in works by men is important because it provides “role models which indicated to women, and men, what constituted acceptable version of the ‘feminine’

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    Archetypal Literary Criticism

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    In Literary Criticism, there is an idea that believes that Archetypes make up literature’s meaning. The concept of Archetypes in literature has been the subject of extensive examination in Literary Criticism. “Criticism can be broken down into two broad categories: evaluative and interpretive” (Gardner 1287). The criticism is based on Literary Theory, which is composed of ideas that help interpret, and analyze literature. Everything in literature has a meaning, and many different people came

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    Comradery Literary Criticism

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    be known that poetry is literary work that convey the authors’ thoughts and feelings, and it directs the readers into their imagination world for imagining the phenomena happen in that poetry. Thus, poetry can tell stories, draw pictures, and describe something. Additionally, poetry is not only about human feeling, but also the art of diction. Samuel Taylor Coleridge proposes poetry as the most beautiful words (Fadila: 2011). Definitely, in order to get a beautiful literary work the author composes

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