A literary device whereby an author drops hints or symbolic representations of plot developments to come later in the story.
‘The roses blooming before Rose herself bloomed was excellent foreshadowing.’;
Exhibiting or possessing prescience: having knowledge of, or seemingly able to correctly predict, events before they take place.
the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.
‘Henry . . . had shown himself sensible, and almost prescient, of this event.’;
perceiving the significance of events before they occur;
‘extroardinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations’;
Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story, or a chapter, and it helps the reader develop expectations about the upcoming events.A writer may implement foreshadowing in many different ways.