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anatomize

(ə-năt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. anato·mized, anato·mizing, anato·mizes
To dissect (an animal or other organism) to study the structure and relation of the parts.

a·nat′o·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
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While emphasizing the claustrophobia, lack of privacy, and enforced shame of Bigger and other blacks on one side of the color line, Wright anatomizes the sacrosanct white "home," which functions as a site of unparalleled value in Dixon's novels, on the other side of that line.
One can see something of the appeal of Wilder's worldview to a British proponent to new writing: She anatomizes class in a way American writers don't necessarily.
The core of Palmer's study, in her three central chapters, anatomizes the complicated Elizabethan policy of simultaneous effacement of linguistic difference and occlusion of Irish (chap.
Chernaik brilliantly demonstrates how the 'notorious "china scene" in The Country-Wife, with its string of double entendres, anatomizes a society in which sex is a quantifiable commodity both for women and for men, and in which, as in the model of human behaviour proposed by Hobbes, all members of a society are locked in an unceasing struggle for dominance, masked by the polite formulas of decorum' (p.
In another bone-chilling story, "The Car," Reaney anatomizes the effect of the misguided behavior of a young prostitute toward her little boy.
Finally, the embedded narrative line enables Walker to remain true to her characters even as she anatomizes the hierarchy of race and class that is first pictured in miniature on Nettie's envelope.
Among the daring whose comic agonizings he anatomizes are such disparate beings as Wedekind, Chekhov, Strindberg, O'Neill, Apollinaire, Ayckbourn and Churchill.
In the end, it anatomizes the cases of merger and reorganization of pharmaceutical enterprises in China.
This book brings up the skeptical critique and contestatory practice only to make tangential connections between a theater that anatomizes ideologies and a skepticism that is cursorily described as "fundamentally theatrical.
It's long been Shawn's way to smile while the scalpel gets applied: "A Thought in Three Parts" anatomizes the white heat of desire turned sexless and cold, and Hill-Gibbins and his cast did it disturbingly, and proud.