explication de texte

[ ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst ]
/ ɛk spli kɑ syɔ̃ də ˈtɛkst /

noun, plural ex·pli·ca·tions de texte [ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst] /ɛk spli kɑ syɔ̃ də ˈtɛkst/. French.

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.

Words nearby explication de texte

Origin of explication de texte

literally, explanation of text
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British Dictionary definitions for explication de texte

explication de texte
/ French (ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst) /

noun plural explications de texte (ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst)

a close textual analysis of a literary work

Word Origin for explication de texte

literally: explanation of (the) text
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