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objec′tive correl′ative(n.)

  1. a situation or chain of events in a literary work that objectifies a particular emotion in such a way as to evoke that emotion in the reader.

    Category: Literature

Origin of objective correlative:

1919; term introduced by T.S. Eliot


  1. Objective correlative

    An objective correlative is a literary term referring to a symbolic article used to provide explicit, rather than implicit, access to such traditionally inexplicable concepts as emotion or color.


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