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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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