06-16-2020 05:05 PM By Sandbox Team

Intertextuality refers to the shaping of an audience's interpretation of a text's meaning by another text. When we use the interconnection between similar or related texts to interpret meaning, we do so through intertextuality. For instance, when Arnold Schwarzenegger says "I'll be back" at the end of a gubernatorial speech, and you understand his intention, you do so through intertextuality. Intertextuality can take different "text-linking" forms, some notable examples being allusion, quotation, calque, plagiarism, translation, pastiche, or parody.