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A close study of a poem to understand how poetic devices contribute to meaning and effect.


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[n] a detailed explanation of the meaning of something
[n] the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.

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\Ex`pli*ca"tion\, n. [L. explicatio: cf. F. explication.]
1. The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation. The explication of our Savior's parables. --Atterbury.
2. The sense given by an expositor. --Bp. Burnet.