- Def.- chronological gap indicating material has been omitted, used to invite readers to fill in the gap
- Ex.- pg. 198, "Everything is all right, and everybody has to do exactly what he does. I learned that on Tralfamadore."
- C.- In the hospital, Billy is telling Rumfoord about what happened in Dresden.
- C.- The ellipsis between Billy's travel to Tralfamadore and his return to Earth
- C.- presents the reader with multiple interpretations as to how and when Billy got back, or even if his trip was real or rather a coping mechanism to deal either with the tragedies he saw in the war or his own pain from the plane crash and the loss of his wife.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Slaughterhouse - Five Literary Term: Ellipsis