New CriticismNew Criticism
⌂ a method of literary analysis, in vogue in the mid-20th cent., stressing close examination of the text itself, its tone, imagery, structure, etc.
Origin of New Criticism; from The New Criticism, book (1941) by John Crowe Ransom
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.
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