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Enabling tellers as well as interpreters to chunk the ongoing action into segments, prolepses of this sort mark off, in advance, the outermost boundaries of two sorts of temporal spans stretching forward in time.
11) Prolepses falling into this category signal in advance the scope and contours of the episode at issue, facilitating interpreters' efforts to extract from time's flow a bounded structure, internally differentiated into a beginning, middle, and (pre-announced) end.
He adds his own substantive comments, citations to the main primary sources from the time that bear on the issue, and frequent prolepses to later times in which the country (including the Court) has seen the question again.
He employs different temporal and spatial planes, analepses and prolepses, shifting points of view and levels of discourse, as well as fragmentation in his presentation of the different stories.