New Criticism in Literature: Definition & Examples


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According to the intentional fallacy, readers should ignore:

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1. New Critics are mostly concerned with:

2. New Criticism is a limited way of analyzing a text because it disregards:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of New Criticism in literature with these tools. Areas you'll be assessed on include the definition of New Criticism and the difference between intentional and affective fallacies in regards to New Criticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Intentional and affective fallacy in New Criticism
  • Concerns of New Critics
  • Definition of New Criticism
  • Difficulties in applying New Criticism

Skills Practiced

These assessments test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as intentional and affective fallacy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the challenges of New Criticism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the focus of New Critics

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled New Criticism in Literature: Definition & Examples. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Define New Criticism
  • Understand the origins of New Criticism
  • Define and differentiate between intentional fallacy and affective fallacy
  • Evaluate two texts in the tradition of New Criticism
  • Know the limitations of New Criticism