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Literary Criticism: Welcome

Guide to criticism and interpretation of drama, poetry, short and long fiction


Welcome to Texas A&M university-Texarkana. This reference guide was developed to assist you in finding literary criticism information.

What is Literary Criticism?

Literary criticism is the interpretation, anaylsis and evaluation of an author and their literary works that is usually presented as a critical essay. Literary criticism may focus on a specific literary work or it may analyse and interpret a specific portion of an author's writings or the author's writings as a whole. 

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