foreshadowing

foreshadowing
noun
the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
Syn: ↑prefiguration, ↑adumbration
Derivationally related forms: ↑foreshadow, ↑prefigure (for: ↑prefiguration)
Hypernyms: ↑prediction, ↑anticipation, ↑prevision
adjective
indistinctly prophetic
Syn: ↑adumbrative, ↑prefigurative
Similar to: ↑prophetic, ↑prophetical
Derivationally related forms: ↑prefigure (for: ↑prefigurative)

* * *

foreshadˈowing noun
• • •
Main Entry:fore-

* * *

foreshadowing noun, pl -ings [count, noncount]

The first chapter contains foreshadowings of what will happen later.

• • •
Main Entry:foreshadow

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Foreshadowing — is a literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story. An example of foreshadowing might be when a character displays a gun or knife early in the story. Merely the appearance of a deadly… …   Wikipedia

  • Foreshadowing — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Técnica usada en variedad de ámbitos entre los cuales se encuentran la literatura, la televisión, el cine, etc. Se basa en dar pistas o referencias a eventos (o situaciones) a ocurrir en el futuro de una historia… …   Wikipedia Español

  • foreshadowing — index hint, indicator, pending (imminent), precursory, premonition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foreshadowing — ▪ literature       the organization and presentation of events and scenes in a work of fiction or drama so that the reader or observer is prepared to some degree for what occurs later in the work. This can be part of the general atmosphere of the …   Universalium

  • foreshadowing — noun A literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story …   Wiktionary

  • foreshadowing — v. indicate beforehand, portend, foretell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • One Thousand and One Nights — Arabian Nights redirects here. For other uses, see Arabian Nights (disambiguation). For other uses, see One Thousand and One Nights (disambiguation). Arab World …   Wikipedia

  • Heraclitus — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = Ancient philosophy color = #B0C4DE image caption = Heraclitus by Johannes Moreelse. The image depicts him as the weeping philosopher wringing his hands over the world and the obscure dressed… …   Wikipedia

  • Typology (theology) — For other types of typology, see Typology (disambiguation). The Ascension from a Speculum Humanae Salvationis ca. 1430, see below. Typology (Greek tupos, a.k.a. figura in Latin) in Christian theology and Biblical exegesis is a doctrine or theory… …   Wikipedia

  • Literary technique — A literary technique (also, literary device, procedure or method) is any element or the entirety of elements a writer intentionally uses in the structure of their work.[1] It can be for example an identifiable rule of thumb, a convention, a… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”