Narrative vs Analepsis - What's the difference?

narrative | analepsis |


As nouns the difference between narrative and analepsis

is that narrative is the systematic recitation of an event or series of events while analepsis is a form of flashback in which earlier parts of a narrative are related to others that have already been narrated.

As an adjective narrative

is telling a story.

narrative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Telling a story.
  • Overly talkative; garrulous.
  • * (and other bibliographic details) (Alexander Pope)
  • But wise through time, and narrative with age.
  • Of or relating to narration.
  • the narrative thrust of a film

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
  • That which is narrated.
  • A representation of an event or story.
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  • Derived terms

    * antenarrative * antinarrative * metanarrative

    analepsis

    English

    Noun

    (analepses)
  • A form of flashback in which earlier parts of a narrative are related to others that have already been narrated
  • (medicine) Recovery of strength after sickness.
  • (medicine) A kind of epileptic attack, originating from gastric disorder.
  • (Webster 1913)