Literary Interpretation from Linguistics Perspective: Applying Semantic and Structural Approaches in Analyzing English and Persian Literary Works
During previous decades, choosing the best method for literary criticism so that it would not taint the meaning of works has been attracted the attention of critics all around the world. Applying linguistic-based methods, as contemporary literary criticism methods, help critics to inform readers of literary and lingual senses while being committed to the text. This article has attempted to study and evaluate the ways of applying semantic and structural methods in presenting right literary analysis. Since the application of these methods is not language specific literally nor lingual, some practical examples of applying these methods are presented for studying and criticizing samples of English and Persian literatures.
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