Afterword

Afterword

[af-ter-wurd, ahf-]

An afterword is a literary device that is often found at the end of a piece of literature. It generally covers the story of how the book came into being, or how the idea for the book was developed.

Alternatively, it may be written by someone other than the author of the book, and may discuss the work's historical or cultural context if the work is being reissued many years after its original publication.

See also

Search another word or see afterwordon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;