Micronarrative Genette-style Analysis of One Hundred Years of Solitude, first paragraph (lee’s first draft—please feel free to argue; I am also defining analepsis and prolespsis as literal/time and figurative/memory moves):

 

 

Analepsis

and

Prolepsis

Story

Narration

Text…

PRO

20

A

MANY YEARS LATER, FIRING SQUAD

AN

19

B

DISTANT AFTERNOON REMEMBERED ICE

 

1 ?

C

THE WORLD WAS SO RECENT, LACKED NAMES

PRO

3

D

EVERY YEAR…

 

7

E

FIRST, BROUGHT MAGNET

AN?

6

F

BEFORE THAT, MELQUIADES

 

8

G

GOES HOUSE TO HOUSE--EVERYBODY WAS AMAZED

 

4

H

EVEN OBJECTS LOST A LONG TIME…

AN?

3 ?

I

WHERE THEY HAD BEEN SEARCHED FOR MOST

 

9

J

“THINGS HAVE A LIFE OF THEIR OWN”

 

10

K

USE THE MAGNETS TO GET GOLD

 

11

L

MELQUIADES SAYS IT WON’T WORK

AN?

5

M

URSULA RELIED ON THE ANIMALS

 

12

N

COULD NOT DISUADE HIM

PRO

13

O

WE’LL HAVE GOLD ENOUGH

 

17

P

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS HE WORKED

 

14

Q

EXPLORED RIVERBED

 

15

R

UNEARTHED 15TH CENT. ARMOR

AN

2? AND/OR 16?

S

FOUND A SKELETON WITH A LOCKET

PRO??

3 AND/OR 18

T

IN MARCH, THE GYPSIES RETURNED

 

So, what interesting tension are these anachronies creating for us?  What kinds of violations (or fulfilled expectations) does this complexity create?