POST MODERNISM

BY: Breanna and Callie

What is Post Modernism?

Postmodern literature is a form of literature that has style with idea and relies on things such as unrealistic plots, parody, and dark humor. Authors of this tend to reject boundaries between high and low. It is best known as being against the popular literary style modernism, rejecting a set plot and a happily ever after. For example, modernists would portray World War II's outcome as troubled and undergoing disaster where postmodernists would portray it as one of our many disasters that we aren't coming back from.

Vocabulary Describing Postmodernism

maximalism: disorganized, lengthy, highly detailed writing.


temporal distortion: the use of non-linear timelines and narrative techniques


metafiction: the act of writing about writing or making readers aware of the fictional nature of the very fiction they are reading.