Literary Perspectives - 1379 Words
september 8, 2009
The following information was excerpted from The Bedford Introduction to Literature, 8th edition, 2079–2098
Formalist critics are primarily concerned with the language, structure, and tone of a work, otherwise known, as it’s “formal elements”. Formalists gravitate towards “intrinsic” matters in a piece of literature, in simpler terms, diction, irony, paradox, metaphor, and symbol. In a similar fashion, they emphasize larger...
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