Prolepsis vs. Analepsis

Prolepsis vs. Analepsis — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Prolepsis and Analepsis

Prolepsisnoun

(rhetoric) The assignment of something to a period of time that precedes it.

Analepsisnoun

A form of flashback in which earlier parts of a narrative are related to others that have already been narrated

Prolepsisnoun

(logic) The anticipation of an objection to an argument.

Analepsisnoun

(medicine) Recovery of strength after sickness.

Prolepsisnoun

A construction that consists of placing an element in a syntactic unit before that to which it would logically correspond.

Analepsisnoun

(medicine) A kind of epileptic attack, originating from gastric disorder.

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Prolepsisnoun

A so-called "preconception", i.e. a pre-theoretical notion which can lead to true knowledge of the world.

Prolepsisnoun

(botany) Growth in which lateral branches develop from a lateral meristem, after the formation of a bud or following a period of dormancy, when the lateral meristem is split from a terminal meristem.

Prolepsisnoun

(authorship) The practice of placing information about the ending of a story near the beginning, as a literary device.

Prolepsisnoun

anticipating and answering objections in advance