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New Criticism

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A method of literary evaluation and interpretation practiced chiefly in the mid-1900s that emphasizes close examination of a text with minimum regard for the biographical or historical circumstances in which it was produced.

New Critic n.

new criticism

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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an approach to literary criticism through close analysis of the text
new critic n
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(often caps.) a method of literary criticism that concentrates on textual explication and considers historical and biographical study as secondary.
[1941, Amer.]
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New Criticism

a critical approach to literature that concentrates upon analysis and explication of individual texts and considers historical and biographical information less important than an awareness of the work’s formal structure. — New Critic, n.
See also: Criticism
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Noun1.new criticism - literary criticism based on close analysis of the text
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
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During Korea's version of New Criticism that was in place until the 1980s, Blake's poetry was considered an emblem of Korean literary nationalism, whereas the poetry of Dickinson was the only poetry by a woman poet canonized during said period.
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