analepsis
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Usage note
The plural of "analepsis" is "analepses."
analepsis(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la analepsis
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The author makes effective use of analepsis to provide the protagonist's backstory.El autor hace uso efectivo de la analepsis para proporcionar el trasfondo de la protagonista.
b. el flashback
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The analepsis in the middle of the movie is the key to understanding it.El flashback a mitad de la película es la clave para entenderla.
c. la escena retrospectiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Too many analepses can distract the reader.Demasiadas escenas retrospectivas pueden distraer al lector.
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