metafiction

[met-uh-fik-shuhn]
noun
fiction that discusses, describes, or analyzes a work of fiction or the conventions of fiction.

Origin:
1975–80

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More often than not, metafiction is approached more on philosophical than aesthetic grounds.
For example, metafiction and pastiche are often used for irony.
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