Definition of analepsis
- Through analepsis, Paul recounts the story of his uncle's mysterious disappearance and death during the violent days of October 1961 in Paris.
- —Lia Brozgal, French Forum, 22 Mar. 2009
- … Balzac had criticized the style of the Chartreuse and its too-linear construction, advising the author to eliminate everything that comes before Waterloo and sum it up in an analepsis …
- —Gérard Genette, Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation, 1997
- In the course of the prophetic vision Artabanus also weaves in a brief analepsis, the Persian defeat at Marathon, … thereby countering Mardonius’ falsely optimistic picture of the Greek enemy …
- —Irene De Jong, Texts, Ideas, and the Classics: Scholarship, Theory, and Classical Literature, 2001