explication de texte[ek splē kä syōnt tekst′]
an intensive scrutiny and interpretation of the interrelated details of a written work, esp. a literary one
Origin of explication de texteFrench
explication de texte
nounpl. ex·pli·ca·tions de texte
A method of literary criticism in which the interrelated details of a written work are examined and analyzed in an effort to understand its structure and discover meanings.
Origin of explication de texteFrench : explication, explanation + de, of + texte, text.