Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun literary_criticism

2 senses of literary criticism

Sense 1
criticism, literary criticism -- (a written evaluation of a work of literature)
       => writing, written material, piece of writing -- (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing")

Sense 2
literary criticism, lit crit -- (the informed analysis and evaluation of literature)
       => literary study -- (the humanistic study of literature)

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