Foreshadowing

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foreshadowing

How do you find the event after you are given the foreshadowing, or how do you find the foreshadowing when you are given the event? Any tips that could make this easier?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:10
awasome

great :)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:24
what is foreshadow

is foreshadow a tone word

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:04
foreshadowing is a liturative

foreshadowing is a liturative device that indicates what will be of an outcome to the end of a story without actually giving it away

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:04
I am writing a book and don't know what to call this part.

Ok so i am explaining a lab accident at the beginning of my story to add suspense but I don't know what to call it.I considered prologue, but i just wanted to know if there if anything else that i could call it.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:51
Cool

whats the book gonna be called? Im an avid reader.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:46
reply

it could also be considered the prelude.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:19
foreshadowing

what foreshadowing tools. devices are present in the lottery by shirley jackson

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:55
When the children are

When the children are collecting rocks

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:55
How is this foreshadowing?

"It was a grey and humid morning. Pascal remembered it well later on, that ominous backdrop. It was as if the sky were pressing down,refusing to allow any fresh air or light to pass through, in an attempt to suffocate all living things." - Bitter Chocolate

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:07
it is considered

it is considered foreshadowing because you don't know what is too come later on.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:55
The foreshadowing lies in the

The foreshadowing lies in the phrase "remembered it well later on, that ominous backdrop." At the time of the event itself (the morning), the conditions suggest something bad/unpleasant is about to happen, but the character does not yet realize it.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:21
Is this foreshadowing?

In the movie Starwars Episode one there is a scene where young anakin skywalker is against a hut with the sun beaming down on him and his shadow isnt himself, its of vader?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:01
thanks

i got my answer

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:42
Yes

Yes that is foreshadowing because its giving hints of who young anakin will have to meet.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:36
Thanks

Helping me with my class work

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:19
In addition: Lanase Ken

I reference to Ola Rotimi 's Gods Are Not To Blame.
Adewale, a new baby of the King was taken to the Oracle Priest for divination; the Boy was predicted a doom to the kingdom.......in the latter, unknowingly, he killed his father and married his mother. A good example of foreshadowing. therefore, it can be said to have given a tip of the event as well as predicting the future of a character(s) in a story

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:48
Ola Rotimi's God's Are Not To Blame

Ola Rotimi's God's Are Not To Blame has the same foreshadow of events as that of Oedipus the King. Coincidental and equally disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 03:01
Foreshadowing.

Foreshadowing. An example is: "THE BEST IS ON THE PIPELINE.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:24
Foreshadowing

I am reading the story " I am Legend". Would it be correct if I use foreshadowing to tie in with numerology. For example ,We are told at the start of the book that Neville the main character is 36 years old . using numerology I know this number reduces to 9 .
The number 9 has significant meanings that all fit Neville's charter as you continue reading.

9 is associated with being lucky. and the goddess Hecate is 9

9 is for the god, Mars,- the god of war and the book shows Neveile has a fighting spirit.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 08:31
good

thanks to this website :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 14:15
yes or no

I was in the same room that he was killed in

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:04
Araby Story The narrator

Araby Story

The narrator Starts off with a sentence that makes the readers get into the story with a little suspense.

At the end of the story he talks about " Gazing up into the Darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; my eyes burned with anguish and fear."
It makes me wonder what's going to happen next.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:27
foreshadowing

Is foreshadowing a literal or a figurative technique?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 13:07
To find foreshadowing

To find foreshadowing you must first find the event to which the foreshadowing points.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 10:09
For example, foreshadowing

For example, foreshadowing could be if in the story it gets cold and suddenly clouds cover the sun making it dark, that something bad might be about to happen, since darkness and cold wouldn't create the impression that good things are about to happen.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 21:46
...

That would probably be a better example for pathetic fallacy

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 03:48
Wait a second. It's an

Wait a second. It's an extract from Unreal.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 15:35
A good example

Refer to Smart ice cream extract from some book pg. 58-61 i forgot but the writer is Paul Jennings

"One day you will get into trouble. You think you are smart. One day you will be too smart."

The story's really epic, ya know.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 15:34
No

Not foreshadowing. It does not infer something that is going to happen, but tells it plainly. It just looks like setting phraseology. Not foreshadowing in my opinion.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 21:20
agreed

agreed

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 02:28
No

I disagree

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 22:54
foreshadows

The foreshadow in the movie "The Lovely Bones" is when that icicle falls down in the middle of the movie up in the young girl"s own creation of heaven. In the movie "Bridge To Terabeithia" the foreshadow is when those bubbles come out os Leslie's mouth when she is reading her assignment to the class.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 21:38
OMG

OMG I never realized that.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 15:39
Ha

Me either

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:20
From the bridge to

From the bridge to terabeithia the foreshadow is probably when the scene slows down when Jess says goodbye to Leslie almost to the ending. It foreshadows Jess is not going to be able to see Leslie again. Sad...

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 15:39
Not foreshadowing

It is not foreshadowing because it is a direct reference that Jess will not see Leslie because if you say goodbye then you are leaving someone, therefore it is obvious that she will never see him again.
BTW, never seen it

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 17:52
Story of an Hour

An example of foreshadowing can be found in this short story by Kate Chopin. In the introductory sentence, the author states that Mrs. Mallard, the main character in the story, was "afflicted with a heart trouble" and "great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death. In the end, (spoiler alert) her husband walks through the door, unharmed, and she is so shocked that she has a heart attack and dies. Therefore, the statement that she had heart trouble was a subtle hint of what was to come in the end. I hope that helps anyone who needs an example.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 18:35
Coincidentally...

I'm looking up a few more devices for a compare/contrast of strategies between two lit. pieces, one of them being Story of an Hour! :) Already had this one, just decided to look at it anyways... :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 02:44
foreshadowing

Is this foreshadowing? Please help me.
"All around us are people, of all classes, of all nationalities, of all ages."

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:58
It depends.

If later in what you are writing has something that happens that has a lot to do about the diversity of people, then yes, you could consider it as a foreshadow.

If not, then it is just an average description of the people in the room that your characters are in.

I hope that helps.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 01:44
Not exactly...

It's telling us about how mixed the world is today, not tomorrow. You can anticipate being surrounded by a diverse collection of people, but anticipation is not foreshadowing; it's just believing.
But you had better believe it's happening ;)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 23:12
No

It has to imply something is about to happen.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:24
is

Is anticipation foreshadowing....

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 00:51
foreshadowing

is where stalkers hide

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 19:52
foreshadowing

hoping is foreshadowing

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 01:23
Kinda

Its not exactly but close enough

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 04:54
is this foreshadowing TELL me

is this foreshadowing TELL me now, what should a man want
But to sit alone sipping his cup of wine?
I should like to have visitors come to discuss philosophy
And not to have tax-collectors coming to collect taxes;
My three sons married into good families,
My five daughters provided with steady husbands;
Then I could jog through a happy five-score years,
Craving no Cloud-ascent, no Resurrection?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 15:34
So basically it's a hint or

So basically it's a hint or clue as to the final outcome of the story right?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 16:38
yes

yes , kinda

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:03

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