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Dominique Desmarais

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Transcript of Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing By Dom, Sydney, Laura, Sam & Bryce Foreshadowing is foretelling an event (what is going to or will happen in the future). It is a warning or indication of a future event. Mostly, foreshadowing occurs through an obvious or more hidden hint. What is foreshadowing? There are many kinds of foreshadowing, although only four are the most commonly used. These four types include concrete, abstract, prominent and evocative foreshadowing, What are the different types of foreshadowing? Examples of foreshadowing in the Shakespearean play "Romeo and Juliet" are: Romeo and Juliet Thanks for listening! Foreshadowing is a literary technique and can be used in many literal masterpieces to add depth and suspense to the story or paragraph. Foreshadowing works in narrative forms, but also persuasive writing. Although a story or paragraph usually always finds its point in the end, details can be unraveled throughout the story about the outcome to further interest the reader. Concrete foreshadowing is the method used when using something that characters can physically see to hint at any future events. However, the meaning behind the object may not be completely obvious. Concrete For example, in the book or movie Twilight, the character of Bella repeatedly sees Edward everywhere she goes. He always stands out to her in a crowd. Later, we find out that he is a vampire. Abstract Abstract foreshadowing is the method of an author mentioning a specific noise that a character is hearing, or a particular thought they are having. These are not objects or visible, but something the reader can sense. For example, in a scary movie or horrific novel, an author may add in loud noises or creaks that are heard by a character to intensify the reading experience for their audience. Prominent Prominent foreshadowing is the method used when an author is very clear and tells the reader exactly what is going to happen. Sometimes it is used in a prologue. For example, an author may write the ending of their novel in the prologue and further explain how it got there within the chapters of the book, just like in Romeo and Juliet. Evocative Evocative foreshadowing is the method used if you want to give the reader a feel of what will happen in the future or in the chapters to come. However, we can not make it too obvious or the foreshadowing will not work properly. This kind of foreshadowing leads the reader on. For example, an author may use the phrases "little did I know..." or "this would not have happened if..." to keep the audience interested, Act 1, Scene 1:
Prince: Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace The Prince warns the public that severe consequences will be enforced if anyone is to start any more trouble in the city streets Act 1, Scene 2: Benvolio tells Romeo that if he attends the Capulet party, his mind will be taken off of his love of Rosaline. Then he says "I'll make thee think thy swan a crow." hinting to the audience that he will find someone to replace Rosaline and take her off of Romeo's mind.
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