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Foreshadowing, Suspense, Flashback

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Jessie Crandall

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Foreshadowing, Suspense, Flashback


Does foreshadowing refer to the the future?
Quick Review
Were you paying attention?
Give an example of a flashback from a movie you have seen.
What is suspense?
A warning of whats going to come in the future.

The Wizard of Oz,
the wicked witch says she will get back at Dorothy for killing her sister and stealing the
red slippers.
This is a hint because later on in the story the witch does exactly that.
To give hints of whats going to happen next or in the future.
To tease and keep their readers in
In the Disney movie "Princess
and the Frog," Tiana has a dream
to build and own a restaurant, and it all begins with the picture that her dad gave her. The picture is a that shows that Tiana will someday have her own restaurant.

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

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

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

Structure of Suspense
1. Set up
2. Build up
3. Distraction
4. Pay off
What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
What made it so scary?
...add dimension to writing
Authors uses flashback to:
to fill in crucial gaps in backstory
to bridge time, place and action to reveal a past emotional event or physical conflict that affects the character

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