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11th May '15 3:29:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in Douglas Hofstadter's ''Magazine/ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]]. It begins: ->''"This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself. This sentence is questioning the intrinsic value of the first two sentences. This sentence is to inform you, in case you haven't already realized it, that this is a self-referential story, that is, a story containing sentences that refer to their own structure and function. This is a sentence that provides an ending to the first paragraph."'' ---- !!Provides examples of: * ApologisesALot: -->''"The purpose. Of this paragraph. Is to apologize. For its gratuitous use. Of. Sentence fragments. Sorry."'' * BreadEggsMilkSquick: -->''"This sentence is telling you that Billy is blond and blue-eyed and American and twelve years old and strangling his mother."'' * BookEnds: -->''"This sentence can either serve as the beginning of the paragraph or the end, depending on its placement"'' * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: -->''"...other signs of inexcusably sloppy grammar like [[HypocriticalHumor unneeded superfluous redundancies]]..."'' * LampshadeHanging * LongTitle * OedipusComplex: -->''"This sentence, however, succeeds, in that it suggests a possible incestuous relationship between Billy and his mother and alludes to the concomitant Freudian complications any astute reader will immediately envision. Incest. The unspeakable taboo. The universal prohibition. Incest."'' * SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother. * ShapedLikeItself * TerseTalker -->''" A sentence fragment. Another. Good device. Will be used more later."'' * TropeName ----
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in Douglas Hofstadter's ''Magazine/ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]]. It begins: ->''"This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself. This sentence is questioning the intrinsic value of the first two sentences. This sentence is to inform you, in case you haven't already realized it, that this is a self-referential story, that is, a story containing sentences that refer to their own structure and function. This is a sentence that provides an ending to the first paragraph."'' ---- !!Provides examples of: * ApologisesALot: -->''"The purpose. Of this paragraph. Is to apologize. For its gratuitous use. Of. Sentence fragments. Sorry."'' * BreadEggsMilkSquick: -->''"This sentence is telling you that Billy is blond and blue-eyed and American and twelve years old and strangling his mother."'' * BookEnds: -->''"This sentence can either serve as the beginning of the paragraph or the end, depending on its placement"'' * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: -->''"...other signs of inexcusably sloppy grammar like [[HypocriticalHumor unneeded superfluous redundancies]]..."'' * LampshadeHanging * LongTitle * OedipusComplex: -->''"This sentence, however, succeeds, in that it suggests a possible incestuous relationship between Billy and his mother and alludes to the concomitant Freudian complications any astute reader will immediately envision. Incest. The unspeakable taboo. The universal prohibition. Incest."'' * SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother. * ShapedLikeItself * TerseTalker -->''" A sentence fragment. Another. Good device. Will be used more later."'' * TropeName ----[[redirect:Literature/ThisIsTheTitleOfThisStory]]
30th Jan '15 4:23:14 PM Prfnoff
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in [[GodelEscherBach Douglas Hofstadter]]'s ''ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]].
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in [[GodelEscherBach Douglas Hofstadter]]'s ''ScientificAmerican'' Hofstadter's ''Magazine/ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]].
16th Apr '13 5:59:11 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* ApologisesALot --> "The purpose. Of this paragraph. Is to apologize. For its gratuitous use. Of. Sentence fragments. Sorry." * BreadEggsMilkSquick --> "This sentence is telling you that Billy is blond and blue-eyed and American and twelve years old and strangling his mother." * BookEnds --> "This sentence can either serve as the beginning of the paragraph or the end, depending on its placement" * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment --> "...other signs of inexcusably sloppy grammar like [[HypocriticalHumor unneeded superfluous redundancies]]..."
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* ApologisesALot --> "The ApologisesALot: -->''"The purpose. Of this paragraph. Is to apologize. For its gratuitous use. Of. Sentence fragments. Sorry." "'' * BreadEggsMilkSquick --> "This BreadEggsMilkSquick: -->''"This sentence is telling you that Billy is blond and blue-eyed and American and twelve years old and strangling his mother." "'' * BookEnds --> "This BookEnds: -->''"This sentence can either serve as the beginning of the paragraph or the end, depending on its placement" placement"'' * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment --> "...DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: -->''"...other signs of inexcusably sloppy grammar like [[HypocriticalHumor unneeded superfluous redundancies]]...""''

-->"This sentence, however, succeeds, in that it suggests a possible incestuous relationship between Billy and his mother and alludes to the concomitant Freudian complications any astute reader will immediately envision. Incest. The unspeakable taboo. The universal prohibition. Incest."
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21st Oct '12 11:33:53 AM nombretomado
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* SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother.
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* SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to FranzKafka's Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother.
2nd Jan '12 8:29:58 PM Jumpingzombie
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* OedipusComplex: -->"This sentence, however, succeeds, in that it suggests a possible incestuous relationship between Billy and his mother and alludes to the concomitant Freudian complications any astute reader will immediately envision. Incest. The unspeakable taboo. The universal prohibition. Incest."
18th Dec '11 11:49:34 AM LordGro
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* SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to FranzKafka's ''TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother.
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* SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to FranzKafka's ''TheMetamorphosis'' ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother.
18th May '11 1:18:02 PM Quanyails
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in DouglasHofstadter's ''ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]].
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in DouglasHofstadter's [[GodelEscherBach Douglas Hofstadter]]'s ''ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]].
2nd Apr '11 12:53:35 PM shupercool298
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*BookEnds --> "This sentence can either serve as the beginning of the paragraph or the end, depending on its placement"
13th Feb '11 8:56:20 AM corruptmalemenace
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[SelfReferential self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in DouglasHofstadter's ''ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]].
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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[SelfReferential [[ShapedLikeItself self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in DouglasHofstadter's ''ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]].

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"This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" is a 1982 story by David Moser composed of [[SelfReferential self-referential sentences]]. It appeared in DouglasHofstadter's ''ScientificAmerican'' column "Metamagical Themas," and was later [[http://books.google.com/books?id=o8jzWF7rD6oC&lpg=PA37&dq=%22This%20Is%20the%20Title%20of%20This%20Story%2C%20Which%20Is%20Also%20Found%20Several%20Times%20in%20the%20Story%20Itself%22&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false reprinted in the book]] collecting his columns. It can also be [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22This+Is+the+Title+of+This+Story,+Which+Is+Also+Found+Several+Times+in+the+Story+Itself%22 found elsewhere online]]. * ShapedLikeItself
30th Dec '10 8:51:08 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to FranzKafka's ''Metamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother.
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* SelfDeprecation: As well as several sentences that exist purely to apologise for the condition of the story, there's also one that refers to FranzKafka's ''Metamorphosis'' ''TheMetamorphosis'' as a much better story, and one that refers to the author as an "indolent goof-off" for not buckling down and actually telling the story of Billy and his mother.
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