Sajid Malik In: Literary Devices What is Metafiction in Literature? What is Metafiction in Literature? 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,299 Points View Profile Best Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 26, 2019 at 10:58 pm Meta, in simple words, means something that refers to itself. Thus metafiction is a genre of English Literature which emphasizes the readers to focus on the novel itself. Thus a work of literature which is conscious of its own form, structure and story, it will be known as Metafiction. The term was used for the first time by William H. Gass (1970) in his work Fiction and the Figures of Life. However, metafiction existed long before him. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is an example of Metafiction in Literature. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.