What is Literary Criticism?
Literary criticism or literary analysis can be defined as,
“An informed analysis and evaluation of a piece of literature”. Or
A written study, evaluation and interpretation of a work of literature”. * The study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature * A theory founded upon the term “critique” (an analysis of written or oral discourse) * Literary Criticism is usually in the form of a critical essay (though book reviews may sometimes be considered literary criticism) The literary criticism is a concept, formed on the basis of critical analysis and primarily estimates the value and merit of literary works for the presence or quality of certain parameters of literary characteristics. Literary Analysis on the Basis of Literary Theory
The literary theory is a boarder concept incorporating various strict senses and merits for the systematic study of the nature of literature and provides a complete set of methods for analyzing literature. * There are several "schools" of criticism which I will begin to examine Traditional Criticism
The traditional criticism approach examines you examine how the author’s life, his/her biographical information, contemporary times and effect of his life circumstances on his inspiration and their reflection in his works.It Connects an author’s life events with the ideas presented in a text * Believes that authors use their own life experiences to craft texts—even if it is done unintentionally The excellence of the critical essay comes with the DEPTH of the connections The biographical literary critic believes that a work can best be understood by investigating the life of the person who wrote it. There is a difference between the biography of a person and biographical criticism, though. The biography of a person is the history of that person, information that stands on its own merit. Biographical criticism is not concerned with...