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    What is the word that describes when an author hints at something that is going to happen later in the story.

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    I believe the term is Foreshadowing:

    Foreshadowing

    • Author hints of what will happen later in the story

      Creates suspense

      Hidden clue

      Usually the reader doesn't realize until later that the author was foreshadowing an event to happen


    See: http://members.tripod.com/the_poised_pen/april2002.htm
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