Does "The Masque of the Red Death" have examples of analepsys and/or prolepsys?
Poe uses prolepsis, or flashforward, in "The Masque of the Red Death" when the narrative jumps forward in time. The beginning of the story features the prince and his courtiers moving into the abbey, then the story flashes forward to five or six months later, when the masquerade ball actually takes place.
Analepsis is often referred to as a flashback, when some event from the past appears in a narrative out of its place in chronological order. Authors often use analepsis to share background information that the reader might need to better understand a character or something happening in the story's present.
Prolepsis is often called flashforward, when a story jumps ahead in time to some future date, skipping the intervening chronology. An author might use prolepsis in order to show a reader the outcome or consequence of something that happens in the story's...
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