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Literary Study


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A Modified Version of R. L. McGuire's Passionate Attention: an introduction to .
Literature and criticism
Authors basic assumption of a book- the reading and the study of literature cannot and do not take place outside the context of human values.
One's unique personal experiences are from whence their values are formed. These values come to light as a reader reads or a writer writes.
Literature is a record of specific personal perceptions: H. Read-"the outer image of inward things".

Literature proves the richness not the limitations of being human.

Literary criticism is discernment-the ability to see.

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to literary criticism are:

1) the mimetic
2) the pragmatic
3) the expressive
4) the objective

Mimetic approach- describes the relationship of the literary work to the world or the universe in which the work was conceived or being read.

Pragmatic approach- describes the effects of the work on its audience.
Expressive approach- proposes the study of the relationship of the work to the writer: biographical, psychological, history, culture.

Objective approach- is that which studies the work in and for itself without reference to the world in which it exists, its effect on its readers, or the works relationship to the author.

The work for itself

Objective criticism- the study of a literary work is done without reference to the mimetic, pragmatic, or expressive possibilities of interpretation. This type of criticism regards the literary work as an object in and for itself because it is art and the work of an individual artist.

The literary work is a craft, a ...

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topic.

Unity of Imagery- all the images contribute to the same general vision, implication, theme, or central image.


Unity of Tone & Form- the parts of the work fit together and support each other. According to Coleridge,

"But if the definition sought for be that of legitimate poem, I answer, it must be one, the parts of which mutually support and explain each
other; all in their proportion harmonizing with, and supporting the purpose and known influences of metrical arrangement. . ."(McGuire 22).

New criticism- shows interconnections with emphasis on the work.

Mimetic-Mimesis-Imitation

Mimetic criticism- is that which asks how a literary work is important to any ...

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