New Criticism

Notes

New criticism

New criticism involves a close reading of the text. Formalistic critics believe that all information is essential to the interpretation of a work must be found within the work itself then it is no need to bring in outside information about the history, politics or society of the time or about the author's life. Formalistic critics do not view works through the lens of feminism, psychology, mythology or any other such standpoint and they are not interested in the works to affect on the reader. Formalistic critics spend much time analyze using irony, paradox, imaginary and metaphor. They are also interested in the work setting, character, symbols, and point of view.