Ferdinand de Saussure , literary theory , New Criticism , Structural analysis. Literary criticism is a method of analyzing literature by explaining the literary work to the readers. Over the course of many centuries, humanity has developed many different means of attaining that explanation. This essay will seek to compare and contrast the values and tenets of New Criticism and Structuralist methodology. Such elements include irony, paradox, ambiguity, metaphor, simile, and tension.
This theory focuses on reading the text paying special attention to emotional tensions, language and imagery. New Criticism does not get the attention of biographical and sociological matter. Instead New Criticism focuses on how every piece works together by analysing the text closer. As stated by Wikipedia this theory was in the formalist movement during the literacy theory that was runned by the American literary criticism in the 20th. New Criticism New Criticism is an approach to literature, which was developed by a group of American critics, most of whom taught at southern universities during the years following the First World War.
The narrator is never given a name, but it is apparent to the reader that the narrator is one. Ibsen shows this in Torvold? Anne Bradstreet aggressively criticizes the male universe for its unfair bias and ill will against the female universe and female creativeness.