commentation

commentation

(ˌkɒmɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
archaic the act of making comments
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Eliot expounds the theory that criticism is 'commentation', 'evaluation' and exposition of work of art(s), and that the literary critic plays a crucial role in 'elucidating' and 'analyzing' texts/works of art as a dispassionate judge.
rever berant and sonorous within the domed shell of glass and steel in a running commentation to which apparently none listened, as if the voice were merely some unavoidable and inexplicable phenomenon of nature like the sound of wind or erosion.
The inevitable consequence of this corruptive process is the erosion, if not the general annihilation of critical discourse, let alone the quality of honest exposition and commentation.