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Prolepsis may refer to:

  • Prolepsis, a mainly neotropical genus of Diptera in the family Asilidae or robber flies
  • Prolepsis (album), by Arrogance
  • Prolepsis (rhetoric), a figure of speech in which the speaker raises an objection and then immediately answers it
  • Cataphora, using an expression or word that co-refers with a later expression in the discourse
  • Flashforward (Prolepsis), in storytelling, an interjected scene that represent events in the future
  • Prolepsis, preconception, which is one of the three criteria of truth in Epicureanism

See also[edit]

  • Foreshadowing, literary technique similar to flashforward
  • Déjà vu, the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation
  • Paralipsis, providing full details or drawing attention to something while pretending to pass it over
  • Proleptic (disambiguation)