Intertextuality can refer to situations where the readings of texts are broadened beyond what’s self-contained in the actual text itself to incorporate wider influences (including texts that have been before). ’Roughly, intertextuality is a blanket term for the idea that a text communicates its meaning only when it is situated in dialogue with other texts’ (Gracyk 2001: 56). If we start by looking at the ’text’ as other songs, we can note a number of different ways in which a text can be imported into another.
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