from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A structuralist method of analysis, especially of literary works, that focuses upon words and language to the exclusion of non-linguistic matters, such as an author's individuality or historical context.
- n. Excessive attention paid to the meanings of words or distinctions in their usage.
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- n. The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.
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