Taking various ideas from previous writings and literary styles and pasting them together to make new styles.
Acknowledgment of previous literary works within another literary work.
The act of writing about making readers aware of the fictional nature of the very fiction they’re reading.
The use of non-linear timelines and narrative techniques in a story.
The use of characters and events which are decidedly common and non-exceptional characters.
Disorganized, lengthy, highly detailed writing.
Introduction of impossible or unrealistic events into a narrative that is otherwise realistic.
The mixing of actual historical events with fictional events without clearly defining what is factual and what is fictional.
Often through direct address to the reader and the open acknowledgement of the fictional nature of the events being described.
Inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technological advanced postmodern societies.
Example of a Pastiche
Example of Intertextuality