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How to Identify Motif for the Purpose of Literary Criticism

What is motif? No, it’s not a decorative design or pattern; not the motif up for discussion here, that is. We’re talking about it in the literary sense. Unsurprisingly, there are similarities with the literal and figurative versions of the word – they are both patterns of sorts. The one is a pattern one can […]

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