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deconstructionism

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Definition a philosophical theory of criticism that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions caused by the reader's contribution to interpreting inherently vague language
  • She attempts to reconcile deconstruction with pragmatism.
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Seek true virtue, not a false deconstruction.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The goal of these deconstructive readings is to demonstrate how the work is controlled and reduced by the values and prejudices of its own time.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • Nope, one B. Cedric laughs, "All right, then," and Zayd murmurs about some pressing reading to do for his media deconstruction class before they slap hands.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The result was a cacophony of shape and color that the designer, with no detectable sign of irony, called Eclectic Deconstructionism.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • "Risley continues her disconcerting deconstruction of perceived gender and its relationship to perceived power, especially in respect to numinous imagery," she says.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I also need to acknowledge here that there is a different model of professional reading, deconstruction, that pushes skepticism and doubt to its extreme, questioning nearly everything in the story or poem at hand, to deconstruct the work and show how the author is not really in charge of his materials.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • After discussing the basic plot for fifteen minutes, Wheelock advances his literary deconstruction by mentioning the novel's oft-noted companion essay-"How 'Bigger' Was Born"— in which Wright tells at length about the creation of his main character, about the five "Biggers" he's known since his childhood.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Also you do not deserve any 'Deconstruction' implies the wrecking ball, and 'problematize' is not a verb."
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Blind Assassin
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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