de|con|struc|tion

de|con|struc|tion
de|con|struc|tion «DEE kuhn STRUHK shuhn», noun.
1. a method of literary criticism, applied especially to poetry, in which the text is reduced to its basic linguistic and semantic elements. »

He [Harold Bloom] makes the refreshing suggestion that his exemplary American texts will prove resistant to deconstruction…because both criticism and poetry “in the American grain” affirm “the self over language” (New York Times Book Review).

de´con|struc´tion|ist, noun.
2. the breaking down of something into its component parts.

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