explications 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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