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For questions regarding the meaning of certain terms of phrases used in a work of literature. If your question concerns the symbolic significance of something whose surface meaning is clear, use the [symbolism] tag instead.

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I've just come up with a conjecture on what a piece of literature means, but the author has said that they didn't mean for their work to suggest that. For example, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is of …
asked Mar 9 '17 by Aurora0001
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Criticism and the intentional fallacy became more accepted. Biographical criticism is one of the schools of literature which favours the author's intent and meaning as opposed to examining the text … , views and experiences, biographical criticism tries to uncover meaning through what the author may have intended to convey. Historically, this tended to be applied rather literally—the author's word was …
answered Mar 9 '17 by Aurora0001