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Scrapbook of Literary Terms Mercedes Clay June 3, 2009 Mrs. P. S. Caldwell
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  • 1. Scrapbook of Literary Terms Mercedes Clay June 3, 2009 Mrs. P. S. Caldwell

2. Literary Criticism Terms

  • Analysis
  • Explication
  • Inference
  • Literary present tense
  • Paraphrase
  • Summary
  • Thesis

3. Analysis

  • Literary analysis involves interpreting a work and arguing for a particular way of understanding it

4. Explication

  • an explanation; interpretation.
  • Example:
  • He gave a brilliant explication ofJames Joyce's book.

5. Inference

  • To hint; imply
      • Example
      • "Socrates argued that a statue inferred the existence of a sculptor" (Academy).

6. Literary Present Tense

  • The verb tense expressing action in the present time.
  • Example
  • She writes; she is writing.

7. Paraphrase

  • the act or process of restating or rewording.
  • Example:
  • May you please repeat yourself
  • vs.
  • Say that again

8. Summary

  • Presenting the substance in a condensed form (outline).
  • Statements used:
  • In closing,
  • To conclude
  • In Summary

9. Thesis

  • a subject for a composition or essay.

10. Bibliography

  • Dictionary. Com
  • www.international-space-agency.net
  • http://education.yahoo.com
  • http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/WritingLitAnalysis1.html

11. Q&A

  • Thanks for your time.

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