Metafiction: Definition & Examples


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Metafiction can be found in fictional _______.

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1. What does the use of metafiction force us to notice?

2. In the example of 'The Monster at the End of this Book,' what is the way that the book uses metafiction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz/worksheet combo, see what you know about the elements of metafiction. You'll be asked to identify its characteristics, as well as answer questions on examples of metafiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you can make sure you understand:

  • Where metafiction occurs
  • Examples of metafiction
  • What using metafiction demands of readers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on metafiction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of metafiction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about metafiction in works such as The Monster at the End of this Book and Last Action Hero

Additional Learning

Where and why does metafiction occur? Find out when you read or watch the lesson titled Metafiction: Definition & Examples. Beyond explaining the mechanics of metafiction, the lesson will:

  • Give examples of metafiction as playful and metafiction as a dramatic storytelling technique
  • Understand how metafiction is used in Thursday Next
  • Identify examples of metafiction in the show Community