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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: nidhikunvarani



M. H. Abrams the great writer of criticism. He was the member of the English Department at Cornell university. ‘A Glossary of Literary Terms’ the great work of him. And, it is first published in 1957. This book used in discussing literature, Literary history, and literary criticism

What is the meaning of ‘Diaspora’???  ‘ Diaspora’ is the word come from Greek (Egypt) word διαςπορά(‘Diaspora’). It means “scattering dispersion”. it is related with the story of ‘Jews’ in the Hebrew bible.  It is movement of migration in which people has to migrate from their homeland to host-land. Though people crave for their motherland that is called ‘Diaspora’. Homeland Host-land

 Search for My Tongue -By Sujata Bhatt ‘you ask me what I mean by saying I have lost my tongue. I ask you, what would you do If you had two tongues in your mouth, And lost the first one, the mother tongue And could not really know the other The foreign tongue. You could not use them both together even if you thought that way. And if you lived in a place you had to Speak a foreign tongue,

Conti… Your mother tongue would rot, Rot and die in your mouth Until you had to spit it out. I thought I spit it out but overnight while I dream, It grows back, a stump of a shoot grows longer, grows moist, grows strong veins, It ties the other tongue in knots, The bud opens, the bud opens in my mouth, It pushes the other tongue aside. Every time I think I’ve forgotten, I think I’ve lost the mother tongue, It blossoms out of my mouth.’

 what is psychoanalytical criticism?  In 1920s psychological literary criticism has come to be as a psychoanalytical criticism. The word established by sigmund Freud (1856-1939). ‘psychoanalytical criticism means analysis and therapy for neuroses, but after developments and practices in the history of civilization, including warfare, mythology and religion as well as literature and other arts also. What Freudian psychoanalytic critics do?? Freudian psychoanalytic criticism: example= 1. ‘Hamlet’

What is Marxist Criticism?  The Marxist Approach is based on the theories of the philosopher Karl Marx(1818-83). These theories were developed specifically to analyze how society functions where there is constant change. German philosopher Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Were joint founder of this school of the thought. Aim of Marxism: 1. 2. 3. 4. Bring about a classless society M eans of production Distribution Exchange.  What Marxist critics do?  An Example of Marxist Criticism:. 1. Twelfth Night

What is the meaning of ‘Eco-criticism’? Eco-criticism known as Environment criticism or Green studies. Eco-criticism is a study of culture and cultural products that is in some way connected with the human relationship to the natural world .Eco-criticism heralded Cheryl Glotfelty and Harold Fromm in 1990. What Eco-critics do? An Example of Eco-Criticism: 1. Thomas Hardy’s poem :’In time of “The Breaking of Nations”.

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