metalepsis


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substituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another

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We will extend the term narrative metalepsis to all these transgressions.
She breaks the chain of causality, the metalepsis that continually tries to substitute cause for effect in the relations of ruling, the terrible causality that led to her being "raped and raped and raped in boats and cars and motel rooms" on her journey to America (114).
In "Scene Shift, Metalepsis, and the Metaleptic Mode," Fludernik discerns four types of metalepsis, combining Genette's original typology of the term with Marie-Laure Ryan's more recent distinction of rhetorical versus ontological metalepsis (388-9).
In its broadest sense, metalepsis can be defined as "the contamination of levels in a hierarchical structure as it occurs in narrative" that fouts "the separation between the level of narration and that of the narrated event.
In narratology such migrations are often called metalepsis or metaleptic infractions.
In the fashion of a metalepsis, Vivian' s direct addresses disturb the assumed borderline between on-stage and offstage, a borderline that is not only spatial but ontological.
Focusing on description, metonymy, and metalepsis, Fletcher selects as his key poets Ashbery and two of Ashbery's influences: Whitman and Clare.
Despite differences among the theories in Greek rhetoric, we can speak of a relatively common ground among them, so that even different figures of speech such as metalepsis, synecdoche, periphrasis, and so forth were defined through the same concepts.
Cortazar's story relies on such an effect, as its terminal metalepsis, the paradoxical suggestion that the diegetic reader is killed by the hero of the hypodiegetic novel the reader is about to finish, is not actually narrated but exists only in the real recipient's imagination after he has read the last words of the story.
Genette had already given an example of metalepsis in the second chapter ("Duration") when he refers to a typically Balzacian narrative pause in La Vieille Fille in which narrator and reader together "enter" the Cormon townhouse in order to gain a view of the scene:
His 22 essays here (eight in German) include discussions of a functional analysis of intermediality: the case of 20th-century musicalized fiction, whether stories can be read as music: possibilities and limitations of applying musical metaphors to fiction, narrative and narrativity: a narratological reconceptualization and its applicability to the visual arts, metalepsis as a transgeneric and transmedial phenomenon: a case study of the possibilities of "exporting" narratological concepts, and mise en cadre as a neglected counterpart to mise en abyme: a framework-theoretical and intermedial complement to classical narratology.
Iluminando el lado oscuro de la modernidad occidental: colonialism, neocolonialismo y metalepsis en Tambien la lluvia de Iciar Bollain.
James Fanning, in "Thursday Next, or: Metalepsis Galore--and More," examines the "fictional diegetic complexity" (105) of Fforde's series, trying his best to make sense of a world which frequently verges on nonsense.
A concept is a macro-tool informing theoretical approaches, such as possible worlds; a category is a micro-tool enabling formalist analysis, such as metalepsis.
For instance, Alber subdivides his chapter on unnatural spaces into four disorienting spatial strategies: disorienting container spaces, allegorical space, impossible geographies, and metalepsis (the transgression of narrative levels).