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analysis
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition
the process or result of examining and thinking about something to better understand it
  • Certainly there was some deep meaning in it most worthy of interpretation, and which, as it were, streamed forth from the mystic symbol, subtly communicating itself to my sensibilities, but evading the analysis of my mind.
    Introductory (68% in)
analysis = detailed examination
  • This unhappy person had effected such a transformation by devoting himself for seven years to the constant analysis of a heart full of torture, and deriving his enjoyment thence, and adding fuel to those fiery tortures which he analysed and gloated over.
    Chapter 14 — Hester and the Physician (30% in)
analysis = detailed examination
There are no more uses of "analysis" in The Scarlet Letter.

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