Breaking the Fourth Wall is a literary device in which the author deliberately refers to or addresses the reader. It is used mainly for comic relief, comedy, and stories writtern in the first-person point of view. The name comes from the practice of actors in plays addressing the audience through the imaginary fourth wall which separated the stage from the audience.

Examples Edit

  • Hey! No bloody fights! This book is aimed at young kids!
  • I'd like an epic battle right about now, but we're running out of pages here.
  • This is just filler. Let's get to the good stuff.
  • Enough the descriptions! You're making us all sick!