A character's thoughts can foreshadow. For example, “I told myself this is the end of my trouble, but I didn't believe myself.” Narration can foreshadow by telling you something is going to happen. Details are often left out, but the suspense is created to keep readers interested.
Common Examples of Foreshadowing
Rowling's clearest foreshadowing finds Harry looking at his parents in the Mirror of Erised. His overwhelming feelings foreshadow not only his recurring future pain at parental loss, but also his oncoming adolescence.
To create foreshadowing in fiction or non-fiction,
Five Types of Foreshadowing
The most common purpose is to generate or increase narrative suspense or tension: this is why foreshadowing is often found at the end of chapters or sections, and why it's a standard feature in genres that really rely on suspense, like the Gothic novel and the horror movie.
Also, in order to be effective, foreshadowing should be subtle, delicate and never overpowering. Foreshadowing should not be confused with red herrings and foretellings. A red herring focuses on misdirecting the reader so that they don't follow the correct path.
Flat characters are two-dimensional in that they are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work. By contrast, round characters are complex and undergo development, sometimes sufficiently to surprise the reader.
If you want to build suspense, your foreshadowing must be obvious enough for the reader to notice there is something going on. For example, if you show your main character hiding a gun in his glove compartment, this foreshadows a violent event. The reader might ask, 'Is he planning a hit?
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