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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A certain form of narrative which deals with events that are not factual, (but rather, imaginary and invented by its author)that self-consciously addresses the devices of this form of narrative.

Usage examples (32)
  • And as we are brought back out to the stranger and the listener, the I and the You, that sneaky genre twist on metafiction is still at work.
  • Now we always hear the term, when we're talking about literary fiction, metafiction, which is basically fiction about fiction.
  • Then I'd make the "metafiction" gray not a circle but a rod that starts outside the fiction circle and penetrates each genre in turn, all the way to the center.
  • Pg. 12 gets nothing more than an "ah, metafiction"? for more
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