Literary theory, sometimes called cultural theory, refers to the ideas and methods used to interpret and analyze literature. The term literary theory does not refer to comprehending the meaning of a work but instead applies to the principles used to analyze it. Many literary theories exist, with some more difficult to comprehend than others. Literary theories are often compared to lenses because, like a lens placed in front of an eye, each theory provides focus to a different picture of a... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2020. 4p.