Theory of Literary Perception

  • M. Anzar M.A. English literature Department of English The Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) Bhopal, M.P., India


This article dissects the definition of 'perception' to redefine it and its importance in literary or poetic terms. The article then discusses the process of forming a mature perception by carefully examining the process of poetry. The significance of objective correlatives in individual perception is also touched upon and then finally, then it talks about the importance of mature perception in criticizing poetry.


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How to Cite
ANZAR, M.. Theory of Literary Perception. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 9, p. 8, sep. 2019. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 july 2020.