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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Autotelic and Objective theory of Art – Literary Terms

Literary Term Autotelic, Literary Term Objective theory of Art, 

Autotelic and Objective theory of Art – Literary Terms

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A critical term used by the New Critics to describe a work of LITERATURE that is significant in and of itself. An autotelic work is one whose purpose and meaning lie wholly within itself.

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Objective theory of Art:

In LITERARY CRITICISM, a term applied to the idea that a work of LITERATURE is most significant as an object in itself, independent of any goal outside itself, such as its reference to some external truth, its author's stated or implied intention, its stature among similar works, or its effect upon the reader or audience. Thus the judgment of a work should focus exclusively on the work itself.

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