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explication de texte

[ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst] /ɛk spli kɑ syɔ̃ də ˈtɛkst/
noun, plural explications de texte
[ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst] /ɛk spli kɑ syɔ̃ də ˈtɛkst/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
an approach to literary criticism involving close examination, analysis, and exposition of the text of a work, and concentrating on language, style, content, and the interrelationships of the parts to the whole in regard to meaning and symbolism.
Origin of explication de texte
literally, explanation of text
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explication de texte

/ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst/
noun (pl) explications de texte (ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst)
1.
a close textual analysis of a literary work
Word Origin
literally: explanation of (the) text
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