Presentation on theme: "Literature and its Devices. Foreshadowing Foreshadow Foreshadowing is a literary device that is defined as: a technique used by many different authors."— Presentation transcript:
Foreshadow Foreshadowing is a literary device that is defined as: a technique used by many different authors to provide clues for the reader in order to be able to predict what might occur later on in the story.
In other words: Foreshadowing is a device that dropshints about an event that usually takes place in the storys future; that is to say: it actually foretells the end of the story.
Everyday We Learn Something New This video will introduce you to the device known as: FORESHADOWINGFORESHADOWING
Foreshadowing in The 6 th Sense This link will take you to a video that shows how foreshadowing can be done through film.link
An Example of Foreshadowing Within a Novel The Yellow Wall-Paper It was very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicitybut that would be asking too much of fate! Still I would proudly declare that there is something odd about it [the mansion]. Why else should it be let so cheaply? And why has it stood so long unoccupied? Charlotte Perkins Stetson (1892)
Can You Find Foreshadowing in This Text? Romeo and Juliet (Prologue 5-8) In the beautiful city of Verona, where our story takes place, a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into new violence, and citizens stain their hands with the blood of their fellow citizens. Two unlucky children of these enemy families become lovers and commit suicide. Their unfortunate deaths put an end to their parents' feud. William Shakespeare (1597)
How About This Text? Romeo and Juliet (2.2.77-78) The darkness will hide me from them. And if you dont love me, let them find me here. Id rather they killed me than have to live without your love. William Shakespeare (1597)