paralipsis


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Synonyms for paralipsis

suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

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There is thus, interplay of paralepsis in adverbiais, whilst paralipsis in concealing semantic meaning associated with adverbiais in immediate context.
Specific context 65-69 is a case of simultaneous analepsis and paralipsis.
Clay" manifestly suggests that Maria is a Magdalene, but in its gaps and omissions, its characteristic paralipsis, the story reminds readers of how little we know about these women in our midst who wash our dirty linen, metaphorically witnessing our secrets.
The structure of Joyce's short stories, in which the title provides an ambiguous reference focusing readers' attention on inexplicable events or paralipsis in the narrative, would lead readers to conclude that the "soft wet substance" Maria touches in the divination game might be the "clay" of the story's title: "Somebody said something about the garden .
Prince (2003) defines paralipsis in his Dictionary of Narratology as an "alteration" in narrative "that consists in giving less information .
Genette (1983) also describes the paralipsis as a "lateral ellipsis"; he argues that this narrative ordering "sidesteps a given element.
The latter is certainly not dishonest in the same way as a lie which is usually not intended to be unveiled as such at any time; the function of a narrative trick like paralipsis is to mislead the narratee temporarily in order to achieve a certain goal, in this case to facilitate the commander's task of telling his tale by choosing the moment of revelation well.
paralipsis A narrative trope; a gap of a less strictly temporal kind, created by the omission of one of the constituent elements of a situation in a period that the narrative does generally cover; the narrative sidesteps a given element (ND, 51-52).
The dynamics of Villette suggest that the relationship between paralipsis and unreliability of fact is highly variable: Lucy is empowered by the merging of lived experience and representation, but disempowered by the disorientation of the reader.
In other words, as a "real-life paralipsis," silence can be strategically deployed as a technique to gain control, especially over the desiring female body.
A fire erupts toward the end of the performance; a woman is injured; Lucy does not say who; and we - having picked up on Lucy's tendency to trick us - suspect another paralipsis.
While producing diverse affective responses at various moments, the pattern of paralipsis continues to connect the story's progression (toward heterosexual union) with the discourse's progression (toward narrative authority).
To determine if any one particular paralipsis signals an unreliability, then, we must see it in the context of the different textual norms and recognize that the pattern of paralipsis itself might serve two or more thematic purposes within the narrative logic.
After the Race" depends also on paralipsis for its mystery generated by the reader's (and the protagonist's) not knowing what the foreigners, the confidence men, are thinking, although the reader no doubt infers their "game" before Jimmy does, if Jimmy does at all.
In this story because Joyce had adopted a limited point of view with Lenehan as the center, we cannot properly assign the cause of not knowing Corley's thoughts and actions to paralipsis.