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Relating to prolepsis.
Synonym(s): subintrant


Relating to prolepsis.


(prō-lĕp′sīs) [Gr. pro, before, + lepsis, a seizure]
The return of paroxysmal attacks at successively shorter intervals.
proleptic, adjective
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In this passage, free indirect discourse renders the man's interior thoughts, which amount to his own reflective coming-to-awareness of what the narrator had seemingly intimated earlier in the two proleptic commentaries.
On the whole, in terms of the potential that it offers for the discussing the prophetic, polysemic and proleptic dimensions of the church vis-a-vis its journey toward common visible unity, The Church: Towards a Common Vision, has the capacity not only to widen the horizons of thinking about Christian unity but also to inspire imagination and build confidence in moving toward this goal of visible unity in a creative and critical manner.
Crucially, these examples bring us back to the focus of this paper, for the proleptic dependent clause creates the conditions for P-H to apply; indeed, the main clause is in each case introduced by a coordinator (italicized for ease of the reader).
In a novel like Never Let Me Go, the proleptic past perfect acts as a kind of restriction on information that helps the story to enact the process by which a total institution brings its inmates to accept the unacceptable.
What fiction knows about time--and how that knowledge can intervene in philosophical debates, nuance linguistic tense theory, and shed light on our proleptic cultural activities--are the questions that make About Time a good candidate for the series under which it is published, "The Frontiers of Theory.
Three examples of this repetitive action involve Tom's many encounters with the morbid student Price who reminds him of the aborted baby; his forceful taking of the baby his wife stole in the present, which echoes a series of historical events in certain telling ways, particularly Mary's abortion; and his possible proleptic obsession over Dick's suicide once he has finally narrated that event.
By contrast, the essays themselves--including Rae's own brilliant analysis of the proleptic elegy--are a pleasure to read, demonstrating the full range of literary responses to mourning in the interwar years.
Newstok's anthology of Kenneth Burke's writings on Shakespeare makes clear Burke's proleptic affinities with such succeeding movements as New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, and Reader-Response criticism (though emphatically not with Deconstructionism).
As part of a self-conscious effort to eschew the perniciously proleptic approach that justified the myth of the post-1845 Schumann as creatively impaired madman-in-becoming, Perrey deliberately sidesteps critical evaluation of the late work.
We might find Patricia Rae's concept of the proleptic elegy helpful here, and in thinking about the mourning processes in The Waves.
17) But his purview is entirely proleptic, because he remembers the original production as profoundly ambiguous, and current (nineteenth-century) productions as insistently didactic and domestic.
As Spanos puts it so conclusively, "We might say, invoking Melville's proleptic disclosure [in that novel] of the pervasive abuse to which the optimism of American exceptionalism lent itself .