Homage (arts)

Homage ( / h ɒ m ɪ dʒ / gold / ɒ m ɪ dʒ / ) is a show or demonstration of respect or dedication to someone or something, sometimes by mere declaration Often goal by some more oblique reference, artistic or poetic. The term is often used in the arts for the sake of one another or by allusion or imitation; Often this is pronounced like the French homage ( / oʊ m ɑ ʒ / ). [1] Continue Reading “Homage (arts)”


Transtextuality is the textual transcendence of the text . According to Gerard Genette transtextuality is “all that sets the text in relationship, whether obvious or concealed, with other texts” and it “covers all aspects of a particular text”. [1] Genette described transtextuality as a “more inclusive term” than intertextuality . [2] [3] Continue Reading “Transtextuality”


Intertextuality is the shaping of a text’s meaning by another text. It is the interconnection between similar and related works of literature that reflects and influences an audience’s interpretation of the text. Intertextual figures include: allusion , quotation , layer , plagiarism , translation , pastiche and parody . [1] [2] [3]Intertextuality is a literary device that creates an interrelationship between texts and an overview of intertextuality (“Intertextuality”, 2015). These references are made to influence the reader and add layers of depth to a text, based on the readers’ prior knowledge and understanding. Intertextuality is a literary discourse strategy (Gadavanij, nd) used by writers in novels, poetry, theater and even in non-written texts (such as performances and digital media). Examples of intertextuality are an author’s borrowing and transformation of a prior text, and a reader’s referencing of one text in reading another. Continue Reading “intertextuality”