A b s t r a k t
The paper is devoted to the works of Pablopavo, a song artist for whom mise en abyme is an important means of expression. Although the term has been recognized in literature studies for decades, it has rarely been considered an important element of song lyrics. The paper discusses numerous examples which illustrate different ways in which Pablopavo uses mise en abyme, creating attractive paraliterary constructions, breaking the genre limitations of songs, directing the message towards literariness. Mise en abyme becomes a device which allows him to construct an understanding with the addressee which goes beyond entertainment. Distance from the form, irony, comicality help make the message authentic, situating the very process of communication, based mostly on language, at the center.