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Deconstructive Criticism Literary Criticism is a language of interpretation of authors ideas Deconstructive Criticism is the transaction between the reader and text The ideas of a Deconstructive Criticism start with theory how critics approach Deconstructionism and Deconstructive Criticism of Robert Frost poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Deconstructionism This theory believes that meaning is discovered through examining structural codes in the text Deconstructionist believes that there is not one correct meaning in a poem rather poems can be interpreted many different ways Deconstructionism 1 Deconstructive Critics who utilize deconstruction as a critical method actually would say that the text deconstructs itself and that critics do not deconstruct the text so much as show how the text challenges itself and thereby dismantles itself In this theory Meaning of text is found through differences Language is arbitrary Meaning is never final Textual meaning is not infinite It is important to locate the point of contradiction The point where the text breaks free is established Close readings are important The text does not have a unified logical whole meaning Deconstructionism Through this theory of Deconstructionism critics apply the theory to critiquing a peace of literature Examples of one of the seven points The text does not have a unified logical whole meaning The textual part of a story or poem has many different meanings which gives multiple story lines and endings For example the word difference and difference which the critic Jacques Derrida spells difference Difference means to suggest both the usual meaning of difference and the additional idea of deferral Critical Theory 2105 This shows that Jacque Derrida use the theory Deconstructionism Deconstructive Critics argue that since language is unstable writers cannot control it As a result literary works mean more then authors are aware of and
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