paralepsis


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Related to paralepsis: paraleipsis, apophasis, aposiopesis

par·a·lip·sis

 (păr′ə-lĭp′sĭs) or par·a·leip·sis (-līp′-) or par·a·lep·sis (-lĕp′-)
n. pl. par·a·lip·ses (-sēz) or par·a·leip·ses or par·a·lep·ses

[Late Latin paralīpsis, from Greek paraleipsis, omission, apophasis, from paraleipein, to leave to the side, omit : para-, para- + leipein, to leave; see leikw in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.paralepsis - suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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The ghost's authority, an authority exerted upon the faculty of memory in the imperative formula "Remember me!," resides in physical resemblance as well as in its ability to communicate its difference in its changed condition, somehow askew (paralepsis) but nevertheless effectively (During 1992: 206).
El segundo no tiene todavia nombre; la bautizaremos paralepsis, puesto que se trata aqui no de dejar (-lipsis, de leipo) una informacion que se deberia tomar (y dar), sino, por el contrario, de tomar (-lepse, de lambano) y dar una informacion que se deberia dejar.
Heinz's category of "local paralepsis" perhaps best describes the narration of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in terms of the novel's relationship to fantastic events, since for the most part, the non-natural elements (the curse, the golden mongoose) are "contained within the natural frame," or unusual/unrealistic features of the narrative voice are contained within a narrative that is otherwise plausible, "a basically natural and realistic world," and in fact a historically recognizable one (p.
But the very insistence on prolepses and other narrative distortions such as paralepsis (unnecessary but detailed information) and paralipsis (putting aside important information) only attest to the status of the story as a therapeutic construct that creates relations and bonds among the "story community".
Towards the end of the book Bazin declares that one of Frame's 'favourite linguistic weapons to suggest a reality she cannot bear to face or relate directly' is paralepsis (p.
It is worth noting that this passage is a good example of paralepsis: there is no way that, in a real-life situation, the teacher of languages would have been able to obtain all this information from his putative source: Razumov's written account.
Esas apariciones de omnisciencia, en todo caso (por la tonica que rige la mayor parte del relato), aparecen mas como paralepsis (19) que como un cambio propiamente modal.
Por eso, mezcla la pauca e multis con el occupatio o el paralepsis, dos tropos que permiten que el ponente incluya un tema al decir que lo pasara por alto (Lanham 68).
But the claim proves mere paralepsis, as Howells repeatedly returns to the fact of Dunbar's race, particularly the purity of his African blood undiluted by any white admixture, and so by implication, his artistry unattributable to any infusions of white intelligence.
says he does recognize them for the moment--out of compassion and refers, with paralepsis, to the proceedings as "luderlich" in order to offer such a description for the court's self-consideration ("Selbsterkenntnis") (Der Process 62).
Manfred Jahn calls first-person omniscience "paralepsis" and defines it as an "infraction caused by saying too much; a narrator assuming a competence he/she does not properly have; typically, a first-person narrator (or a historiographer) narrating what somebody else thought, or what happened when s/he was not present" (<http://www.uni-koeln.de/~ame02/pppn.htm>).
Su tarea esencial consiste, en efecto, en la compleja mision de indagar y aclarar el proceso de recepcion y transmision (la paralepsis y la paradosis), por medio de las cuales se sustancia, en el transcurso de los siglos, la razon de ser de la Iglesia.