Foreshadowing - Mrs. Alvey`s Classroom

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Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives hints of what
is to come later in the story.
There are various ways of creating a foreshadowing:
• Dialogues of characters to hint at what may occur in future
• Event or action in the story may throw a hint to the readers about
future events or action
• A title of a work or a chapter title can act as a clue that suggests
what is going to happen
Why use it?
Foreshadowing in fiction creates an atmosphere of suspense in a story
so that the readers are interested to know more
The reader develops expectations about the coming events in a story
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* Metaphors compare two things (people, animals, things or places)
NOT using like or as.
Examples:
* The snow is a white blanket.
* America is a melting pot.
* Her lovely voice was music to his ears.
* Life is a rollercoaster.
* The alligator’s teeth are white daggers.
* His heart is a cold iron.
* She is a peacock.
* He is a shinning star.
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*Personification is a figure of speech in
which a thing, an idea or an animal is given
human characteristics.
Examples:
* The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
* The run down house appeared depressed.
* The first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow.
* She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her
door.
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* Similes compare two things using “like” or “as.”
Examples:
* “cute as a kitten,” comparing the way someone looks to
the way a kitten looks
* “as busy as a bee” comparing someone’s level of energy
to a fast-flying bee“
* "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what
you're going to get." comparing the uncertainty of life to
the uncertainty of choosing a chocolate from a box
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* A Hyperbole is an over exaggeration.
Examples:
* It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets.
* I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
* I had a ton of chores to do.
* If I can’t get a Smartphone, I will die.
* She is as thin as a toothpick.
* This car goes faster than the speed of light.
* Our new house cost a bazillion dollars.
* We are poor and don’t have two cents to rub together.
* The car is as fast as greased lightning.
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* Alliteration is repeating the same starting sounds of
words.
Examples:
* Come and clean your closet.
* The big bad bear attacked all the little bunnies in the
forest.
* Shut the shutter before it makes you shudder.
* Go and gather the green leaves in the lawn.
* Please put your pen away and play the piano.
* Round and round she ran until she realized she was
running round and round.
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Onomatopoeia are word(s) that mimics the sound.
Examples:
* Cackle
* Caw
* Chatter
* Cheep
* Chirp
* Cluck

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