Prepared by: Patricia Johnson
Posted on: Sun, 27 May 2001
Foreshadowing is a prophecy, a sign or
suggestion of something to
which is placed in the first part of the story. The second part of the
story fulfills the foreshadowing prophecy. The author uses subtle
writing and skillful clues in foreshadowing. While hints are given,
some information is withheld. The characters of the story may or may
not be aware of the foreshadowing. Foreshadowing builds interest and/or
Exercise: In 300 words or less write a
story that uses
Foreshadow in the beginning of the story by hinting that something
important or exciting will happen, then fulfill that foreshadow in the
second part of the story. The foreshadowing may relate to a character,
a location, or an object.
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