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Literary Criticism Terms Mc


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Literary Criticism Terms Mc

  1. 1. LITERARY CRITICISM TERMS Mercedes Clay American Lit June 3,2009
  2. 2. Analysis
  3. 3. Explication <ul><li>An explication is a commentary revealing the meaning of the work. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inference
  5. 5. Literary present tense <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Paraphrase <ul><li>brief restatement in one's own words of all or part of a literary or critical work. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Summary
  8. 8. Thesis <ul><li>thesis is an argument, either overt or implicit, that a writer develops and supports. </li></ul>