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  • n. Self-reflection or introspection in a literary or other artistic work.


From French mise en abyme. (Wiktionary)


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  • a recurring pattern that contains itself within itself(and can also contain even smaller replica ad infinitum), like a picture within a picture, a TV within a TV(as in some sitcom or music video), etc. More information can be found hither and thither

    April 10, 2009