Flashforward vs Prolepsis - What's the difference?

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Flashforward is a synonym of prolepsis.


As nouns the difference between flashforward and prolepsis

is that flashforward is a dramatic device in which a future event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative while prolepsis is (rhetoric) the assignment of something to a period of time that precedes it.

flashforward

Alternative forms

* flash-forward

Noun

(en noun)
  • a dramatic device in which a future event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative.
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  • This "Lone Ranger" begins and ends in a flash-forward , with an elderly Tonto installed in a carnival diorama behind a sign that reads "The Noble Savage."

    See also

    * flashback

    prolepsis

    English

    Noun

    (prolepses)
  • (rhetoric) The assignment of something to a period of time that precedes it.
  • (logic) The anticipation of an objection to an argument.
  • (grammar, rhetoric) A construction that consists of placing an element in a syntactic unit before that to which it would logically correspond.
  • (philosophy, epistemology) A so-called "preconception", i.e. a pre-theoretical notion which can lead to true knowledge of the world. (rfex)
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (representation of something that has occurred before its time) anachronism, flashforward, foreshadowing * (anticipation of objection to an argument) procatalepsis * left dislocation

    Antonyms

    * (botany) syllepsis

    Derived terms

    * proleptic

    References

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