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Foreshadowing, Suspense and Flashback

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Transcript of Foreshadowing, Suspense and Flashback

Foreshadowing.
Suspense and
Flashback

George looked down at Sandra as she lay on the soft
grass. It was another beautiful day at Jefferson Park. He
had brought her here for their first date, and he'd stood
just where he was, watching as she set down her bags and
kicked off her shoes. She had reclined back, shaded her
eyes, and looked up the clouds. Her voice was shakier now,
her hair grayer, but she was still his Sandra.

What happends in this story's flashback?

A. George brings Sandra to the park for their first date.
B. George admires Sandra's shaky voice and graying hair.
C. George and Sandra, a married couple, relax in the park.
D. George reclines on the grass and looks up at the
clouds.
Quick Review
Were you paying attention?

It was a dark and cold winter morning. Jim and his brother Carl waited impatiently for the school bus. Carl chewed on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
"I hate going to school," Jim said. "You never know what might go wrong during the day. We might have a pap quiz or be attacked by the school bully."
Carl finished the last sandwich bite and moved on to a thermos filled with chocolate milk. "It's a lot more fun in my class."
"Sure," Jim said. "It's because you're in kindergarten. Everything's fun in kindergarten."
The bus arrived. Both boys walked into it and separated to find their friends. As Jim sat down nex to his best friend, Mike, he noticed something.
"Hey, my lunchbox is really light."

I took one look outside my bedroom window and saw the drab, gray, dreary sky. I pulled the coverlet up over my face, trying to hide from the morning. I knew that I could no longer put off the dreaded task. Today, everyone would have to know my hideous secret.

This passage is an example of

A. metaphor
B. flashback
C. foreshadowing
D. euphemism

Foreshadowing:
hints or clues
suggesting what may happen later in the story

Examples
Bambi's mother warns him
about the dangers of hunters and that he should never go in the meadow alone.

What might this
foreshadow?
Foreshadowing
To give hints of whats going to happen next or in the future.
To tease and keep their readers in
suspense
.
"The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier begins "On December the third the wind changed overnight and it was winter." The narrator remarks, "there are more birds than usual....And daring. Some of them taking no notice of the tractor. One or two gulls came so close to my head this afternoon, I thought they'd knock my cap off."

What might this foreshadow?




Flashback
Instead of looking at the future, flashbacks look at the past.

Definition:
when a present event in a story is interrupted with a scene from the past.




**Definition**
Authors use foreshadowing to...
feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen
Suspense
Authors use suspense...
to excite and involve the reader
to create emotions withing the reader

What does the fact that he gaves little girl his invisible cloak foreshadow?
What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
What made it so scary?
...add dimension to writing
Why Use it?
Flashbacks add depth to the characters and the story; they add suspense to your plot. Through flashbacks you can convey to your reader the reasons why a certain character acts the way he/she does.

**definition**
Which sentence from the passage is an example of foreshadowing?

A. "Hey, my lunchbox feels really light."
B. "Both boys walked into it and separa to find their friends."
C. "You never know what go wrong during the day."
D. "It's because you're in kindergarten."
Example in Literature--Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"
How is it used?
Scrooge and the Spirit of Christmas Past revisit Scrooge's childhood and young adulthood. In these flashbacks, the reader learns why Scrooge is so angry and cantankerous.
Examples in Movies--Titanic
How is it used?
The entire story is told in flashback through the eyes of Rose an old woman and survivor of the Titanic. Rose tells the tale of the fateful voyage, when, as a 17-year old girl, she is taken back to America with her wealthy fiance
George looked down at Sandra as she lay on the soft
grass. It was another beautiful day at Jefferson Park. He
had brought her here for their first date, and he'd stood
just where he was, watching as she set down her bags and
kicked off her shoes. She had reclined back, shaded her
eyes, and looked up the clouds. Her voice was shakier now,
her hair grayer, but she was still his Sandra.

What happends in this story's flashback?

A. George brings Sandra to the park for their first date.
B. George admires Sandra's shaky voice and graying hair.
C. George and Sandra, a married couple, relax in the park.
D. George reclines on the grass and looks up at the
clouds.
More Review
Were you paying attention?

It was a dark and cold winter morning. Jim and his brother Carl waited impatiently for the school bus. Carl chewed on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
"I hate going to school," Jim said. "You never know what might go wrong during the day. We might have a pap quiz or be attacked by the school bully."
Carl finished the last sandwich bite and moved on to a thermos filled with chocolate milk. "It's a lot more fun in my class."
"Sure," Jim said. "It's because you're in kindergarten. Everything's fun in kindergarten."
The bus arrived. Both boys walked into it and separated to find their friends. As Jim sat down nex to his best friend, Mike, he noticed something.
"Hey, my lunchbox is really light."

I took one look outside my bedroom window and saw the drab, gray, dreary sky. I pulled the coverlet up over my face, trying to hide from the morning. I knew that I could no longer put off the dreaded task. Today, everyone would have to know my hideous secret.

This passage is an example of

A. metaphor
B. flashback
C. foreshadowing
D. euphemism

Which sentence from the passage is an example of foreshadowing?

A. "Hey, my lunchbox feels really light."
B. "Both boys walked into it and separa to find their friends."
C. "You never know what go wrong during the day."
D. "It's because you're in kindergarten."
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