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prolepsis

 [pro-lep´sis]
recurrence of a paroxysm before the expected time. adj., adj prolep´tic.

pro·lep·sis

(prō-lep'sis),
Recurrence of the paroxysm of a periodic disease at regularly shortening intervals.
[G. prolēpsis, anticipation]

prolepsis

/pro·lep·sis/ (-lep´sis) recurrence of a paroxysm before the expected time.prolep´tic

pro·lep·sis

(prō-lep'sis)
Recurrence of the paroxysm of a periodical disease at regularly shortening intervals.
[G. prolēpsis, anticipation]

pro·lep·sis

(prō-lep'sis)
Recurrence of paroxysm of a periodic disease at regularly shortening intervals.
[G. prolēpsis, anticipation]

prolepsis

recurrence of a paroxysm before the expected time.
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See, more specifically, her chart on the different possibilities for prolepses and analepses (84) and her discussion (149-194) of what she calls "internal character-text" and the ways in which it differs from "external poet-text.
199 ignores the role of the prolepses elsewhere in Books 3 and 4.
He provides a systematic and comparative analysis of the various categories of analepses and prolepses which are at work in these novels.
The frequent prolepses would then place us in the narrator's present moment, in the time of narration.
The Prelude's prolepses could serve as a counterexample to Teresa Bridgeman's claim that "the chief feature of the proleptic frame is its provisional nature, its inbuilt 'reactivatability'.
In fact, there is a virtual taboo in Austen on any narrator's prolepsis whatsoever, including internal prolepses.
The annonce is generally marked by its brevity, but this would seem to be a matter of practice only ("Repeating prolepses .
Unable to find an example of complete prolepsis, he suggests that all prolepses are of the partial type, but proposes that in theory a complete prolepsis would take us to the denouement of the primary narrative (77).
The last two annonces are both embedded second-degree analepses in R3 prolepses where other protagonists look back with regret on their own behavior towards her in light of her death.
Instead, like many other prolepses in the book, it provides a sense of historical context and local color.
By contrast, prolepses relating to R3, which are both geographically varied and temporally scattered across two decades, can be generally assumed to function as naturalizing framing devices which enable protagonists to look back on the events of the primary narrative.