Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples


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The concept of intertextuality refers to the idea that authors can use literary relationships as way to…

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1. Who was the originator of the theory of intertextuality?

2. Which of these is NOT a type of intertextual relationship?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you measure what you know about intertextuality in literature. You will be quizzed on the origin of intertextual theory and types of intertextuality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See if you can correctly answer questions on these topics:

  • Who devised the theory of intertextuality
  • What intertextuality refers to
  • Types of intertextual relationships
  • Examples of intertextuality in literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on intertextuality in literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of intertextual relationships
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of intertextuality in famous works of literature, TV and film

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, which is called Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples, takes a closer look at this concept. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the more complex meaning 'intertextuality' had when first introduced
  • Know which type of intertextual relationship the Metamorphoses exemplifise
  • Recognize that Weird Al Yankovic's songs reflect a type of intertextual relationship