Literary Terminology

What is a story in a story called?

-101

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
05/08/2008

A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc.) is a narrative technique whereby a main story is composed, at least in part, for the purpose of organizing a set of shorter stories, each of which is a story within a story-or for surrounding a single story within a story.

Source: Answers.com