Foreshadowing and Flashback : Foreshadowing and Flashback By:
Victoria Gregory & Katie Ryan What Is… : What Is… Flashback?
In this presentation, you will learn the difference between flashback and foreshadowing. Definitions : Definitions Foreshadowing: when an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the story Hint : Hint Try breaking the word FORESHADOWING apart.
FORE means ahead.
A SHADOW is a glimpse of something without the complete details. Definitions : Definitions Flashback: when an author refers back to something that already took place in the story Hint : Hint Now try breaking the word FLASHBACK apart.
FLASH: a quick glimpse.
BACK: a look back in the story at something that previously happened. An Example… : An Example… And now you will see portions from the well known children’s story Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood : Little Red Riding Hood Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her mother. Her mother asked her to take her old and lonely grandmother some food one day. "Don't stop along the way. Go straight to your Grandma's house and back. Don't talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods! Now get along!" Foreshadowing Foreshadowing : Foreshadowing The first set of underlined words is an example of foreshadowing. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother is warning her about the wolf in the woods, which hints at what may happen next. Little Red Riding Hood : Little Red Riding Hood While she was walking through the woods, a wolf was walking past her. "I bet I could convince her to take the long way. Then I could get to her grandmother's house first and trick her into thinking that I was her grandma. That way I could have her and her grandma for a large feast,” he thought. Little Red Riding Hood : Little Red Riding Hood The wolf went up to Little Red Riding Hood and told her that he knew a shortcut. Little Red Riding Hood thought back to what her mother told her. “Don’t talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods!” But it was too late, she had already listened to the wolf’s directions. Flashback Flashback : Flashback The second set of underlined words is an example of flashback. Little Red Riding Hood is thinking back to something that happened earlier in the story. Little Red Riding Hood : Little Red Riding Hood Most know how the rest of the story ends. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandma are saved from the wolf. Hopefully you can understand foreshadowing and flashback now. Review : Review When an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the story, it is called Foreshadowing Review : Review When an author refers back to something that has already happened in the story, it is called Flashback Congratulations!! : Congratulations!! Now you understand flashback and foreshadowing!
Remember these terms and look for them when you read your next story!