One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A literary device in narrative, in which a past event is narrated at a point later than its chronological place in a story.‘writers make strategic use of both analepsis and prolepsis in telling a story’Compare with prolepsis
2rare Ascension into heaven.‘the analepsis terminated the earthly ministry’
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘rhetorical device involving repetition of a word or phrase’): via late Latin from Greek analēpsis, from ana ‘up’ + lambanein ‘take’.
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