Self-referential meaning

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Referring to oneself or itself.

The biographer's account of the poet's life was surprisingly self-referential.

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Making reference to itself or oneself.
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Of, being, or related to a work of literature or art which exhibits the author's or artist's self-conscious awareness of the creative process, of the techniques he or she is using, etc.
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The definition of self-referential is to say or write something about yourself.

An example of something self-referential is an essay on politics where you use many personal examples to make your points.

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That or who refers to itself or oneself; used as a stylistic device when done in literary works.
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