explication de texte

explication de texte

[ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst]
plural explications de texte [ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst] . French.
an approach to literary criticism involving close examination, analysis, and exposition of the text of a work, and concentrating on language, style, content, and the interrelationships of the parts to the whole in regard to meaning and symbolism.

Origin:
literally, explanation of text

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explication de texte (ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst)
 
n , pl explications de texte
a close textual analysis of a literary work
 
[literally: explanation of (the) text]

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explication de texte

a method of literary criticism involving a detailed examination of each part of a work, such as structure, style, and imagery, and an exposition of the relationship of these parts to each other and to the whole work. The method was originally used to teach literature in France and has since become a tool for use by literary critics in other countries, particularly by practitioners of New Criticism

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