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PREFERRED TERM
1325Prolepsis (Narratology-Methods)  
ENTRY TERMS
  • Anticipation
SCOPE NOTE
  • Α narrative thechnique that consists of narrating or evoking in advance an event that will take place later. The narrative's discourse re-orders a given story by "flashing forward" to a moment later in the chronological sequence of the events. The classic example of prolepsis is prophecy, as when Oedipus is told that he will sleep with his mother and kill his father.
SOURCE
  • Genette 1972
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Kalafata Patritsia (AA)
URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1325
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