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Tuck Everlasting Foreshadowing

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Tricia Micharski

on 30 November 2016

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Transcript of Tuck Everlasting Foreshadowing

What is it?
Foreshadowing is the use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in literature, music, and/or movies.
Examples of foreshadowing
Can you spot the signs of foreshadowing in these examples?
Now it's YOUR turn!
Observe the following pictures and descriptions to figure out what is being foreshadowed.
The Way out
Why do we use it?
Helps us make predictions
Adds dramatic tension to a story by building anticipation
Focuses our reading
Creates suspense
Can make far-fetched stories seem more believable by helping the reader feel more prepared when the event occurs.
How is it used?
Foreshadowing is usually done through the setting, the characters' words or actions, music, or a symbol
Important to know:
Sometimes foreshadowing is very subtle such as a cloudy day indicating bad events will occur, and can only be seen after a second or third time around. Other times, it can be very obvious, such as a mother being concerned about her daughter's safety and telling her to wear her seat belt before she leaves.
Important to know:
Foreshadowing does not have to be accurate. It is possible that it may lead a reader to anticipate something that never actually happens.
The Lion King
This clip from Disney's "The Lion King" shows a hidden foreshadowing to the events that occur later in the movie between Simba and his father.
Pirates of the Caribbean
In movies, directors may choose music to foreshadow upcoming events in the story.
Red Herrings
Sometimes, authors use false clues to mislead a reader. These are called red herrings and are often seen in mystery or detective stories and often build suspense.
Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
“These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.”

Questions to ask yourself:

Who is going to do something they will regret? What will they do?
Example #1
I looked at the speedometer...Steve was driving even faster. "Please slow down," I said. "We're coming to a bad curve up the road!" But he didn't slow down and the snow was coming down harder and harder.
Example #2
Cassie had always been the best hitter on her softball team, but now, as she warmed up for her high school team try-out, she was feeling nervous. When it was her time to step into the batter's box, she felt a swarm of butterflies in her stomach. As she stepped to the plate, she noticed the sun poke through the clouds. It lit up the field and revealed a bright blue sky overhead. The pitch came, Cassie's eye on the ball, and she swung.
Example #3:
"Stop taking my clothes without asking first!" Jamie yelled at her younger sister. She was sick of this happening.
"Ok, calm down. Jeez." Jackie replied. Jackie walked away, and Jamie glared at her with burrowed brows, squinting eyes, and a pinched mouth.
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