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REFERENCE: New Criticism is one of several ways of looking at and analyzing literature. It is a form of criticism that gives importance to the textual properties of the text. Close reading of the text is theory of New Criticism. According to this theory, we should judge books the same way. Rather than worrying about the author's background or our own reactions to a book, we should evaluate it based  only on the text itself . New Criticism went on to become a popular method of literary analysis throughout the middle of the twentieth century. New critical approach focuses the attention on the literary text as the only sources of interpretation. Rather than giving importance to historical background, social background and biographical background; New Critics give importance to the textual elements. When the critics value plot, character, language, form, image and so on, it is the new critical approach of interpreting th


1. Boiling an Egg: Place the eggs at the bottom of a saucepan. Cover with at least an inch or two of cold water. Heat the pot on high heat and bring the water to a full rolling boil. Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water may help keep egg whites from running out if an egg does crack while cooking. Also some people find adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water helps prevent cracking as well as making the eggs easier to peel. Depending on how cooked you like your hard boiled eggs, the eggs should be done perfectly in 10-12 minutes. When ready to eat, peel the egg and enjoy. 2. Making Coffee: Life without coffee is not worth living. Coffee is humanity's most important source of caffeine, which is basically necessary to get out of bed in the morning. And although freshly ground coffee is preferable, instant coffee will do in a pinch. Boil some water in an electric kettle, then wait for the water to stop simmering. Water above 90°C/194°F will scorch the coffee and dest