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flashbacks and foreshadowing 1
flashbacks and foreshadowing  1
Have you ever seen a movie scene shift back to the past http www youtube com watch v 3lVzoVqzXNI Check out this movie clip from Toy Story 3 2
Have you ever seen a movie scene shift back to the past  http   www.youtube.com watch v 3lVzoVqzXNI  Check out this movie ...
What was happening in that clip that let us know it was a shift into the past When we have a shift in time like when we see an adult character as a child or a crime committed at an earlier time that is called a flashback 3
What was happening in that clip that let us know it was a shift into the past   When we have a shift in time, like when we...
Flashback is a device that allows the writer to present events that happened before the time of the current events Flashback techniques include memories dreams stories of the past told by characters an interruption by the author That is the author might simply say But back in Tom s youth Flashback is useful for exposition to fill in the reader about a character or place or to explain the background to a conflict An example of flashback occurs in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge into his past to see scenes from his youth 4
    Flashback  is  a  device  that  allows  the  writer  to  present   events  that  happened  before  the  time  of  the ...
These events are in chronological order They form a simple plot Lise bikes on Monday Lise studies on Tuesday Lise hikes on Wednesday Flashbacks affect a story s sequence They break up a plot s forward movement to tell an event from the past Lise studies on Tuesday Lise daydreams of bike ride from Monday Lise hikes on Wednesday What does this flashback Lise daydreaming reveal about Lise 5
These events are in chronological order. They form a simple plot.  Lise bikes on Monday  Lise studies on Tuesday  Lise hik...
How to find a Flashback in literature Look for a place where the writer breaks up the chronological order of the plot to tell about something that took place earlier Look for time words such as years ago in the past and then Examples I thought about what had happened earlier Images from years ago flooded my brain A memory from the distant past surged up 6
How to find a Flashback in literature   Look for a place where the writer breaks up the chronological order of the plot to...
How to find a Flashback in literature Look for dates characters ages and words about youth or old age Examples When Carlita was nine her father taught her to swim Before I became the old man you see before you Look for time words such as now today and these days Such phrases can indicate the stopping point of a flashback Examples Now I am a grownup These days I live more slowly than when I was in the army 7
How to find a Flashback in literature     Look for dates, characters  ages, and words about youth or old age  Examples    ...
DIRECTIONS Below is an excerpt from Last Cover by Paul Annixter Read the excerpt Then circle the sentence or phrase that signals the beginning the flashback in this passage At supper that night Colin could scarcely eat Ever since he d been able to walk my brother had had a growing love of wild things but Bandit had been like his very own a gift of the woods One afternoon a year and a half before Father and Laban Small had been running a vixen through the woods with their dogs With the last of her strength the she fox had made for her den not far from our house The dogs had overtaken her and killed her just before she reached it When Father and Laban came up they d found Colin crouched nearby holding her cub in his arms 8
DIRECTIONS   Below  is  an  excerpt  from     Last  Cover     by  Paul  Annixter.    Read  the  excerpt.    Then   circle ...
from My First Two Women by Nadine Gordimer C irc sig le the nal the word P ut a beg flash s that inn bac st ks flas art by ing hba wh ck e ere nds the Doesn t she ever have to go home This is her home and yours and Daddy s Why Because she is married to me now Nick She is my wife and husbands and wives love each other and live together in the same house There was a pause and when I spoke again what I said must have been very different from what they expected They did not know that while I was away on holiday at he sea I had been taken one rainy afternoon along with the other children to the cinema There I had seen in all the rose and crystalline blur of Technicolor a man and woman dance out beneath the chandeliers of a ballroom When I had asked what they were doing I was told that this was a wedding the man and the woman had just been married Do you mean like this I asked my father and my stepmother taking my father s hand bending my knees and shaping out my arms in a jiglike posture I hopped around solemnly dragging him with me Dancing guessed my father Oh that s wonderful she cried in sudden delight I was now nearly five years old and due to begin going to school 9
from My First Two Women by Nadine Gordimer      C irc sig le  the nal   the   word     P ut  a beg   flash s  that inn bac...
How does this flashback help the reader understand the character s response to his father s announcement The flashback shows that the little boy s idea of marriage comes from a grand dance sequence in a movie He does not really understand the concept but is very enthusiastic about it 10
How does this flashback help the reader understand the character s response to his father s announcement   The flashback s...
The snowball smacked Walter in the shoulder He turned and saw Crenshaw and his friends laughing Like a flood the memory of a snowball exploding into his face in fourth grade filled him Big Andre had thrown that one The kids had had a good laugh Walter charged Crenshaw How do you like it he yelled as he pushed Crenshaw s startled face into the snow What words signal the start of the flashback At what point does the plot return to chronological order How does the flashback offer insight into the character motivation and conflict 11
The snowball smacked Walter in the shoulder. He turned and saw Crenshaw and his friends laughing. Like a flood, the memory...
What is a flashback Now that we have a good idea of a flashback let s talk about foreshadowing What do you think foreshadowing is 12
What is a flashback  Now that we have a good idea of a flashback, let s talk about foreshadowing  What do you think foresh...
Tell your neighbor about a time when you could tell by the environment that a storm was coming Signs in the weather signaling events to come are similar to foreshadowing events in a story http www youtube com watch v nJdXA6zNgqU Check out some of these movie clips to see great examples of foreshadowing in film 13
Tell your neighbor about a time when you could tell by the environment that a storm was coming.  Signs in the weather, sig...
Foreshadowing is an author s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story Not all foreshadowing is obvious Frequently future events are merely hinted at through dialogue description or the attitudes and reactions of the characters Foreshadowing frequently serves two purposes 1 It builds suspense by raising questions that encourage the reader to go on and find out more about the event that is being foreshadowed 2 Foreshadowing is also a means of making a narrative more believable by partially preparing the reader for events which are to follow 14
    Foreshadowing  is  an  author   s  use  of  hints  or  clues  to   suggest  events  that  will  occur  later  in  the ...
In literature foreshadowing usually consists of only one or two sentences and is especially effective when ending a scene or chapter An example of foreshadowing Sam wished he could rid himself of the sick feeling in his gut that told him something terrible was going to happen and happen soon 15
In  literature,  foreshadowing  usually   consists  of  only  one  or  two   sentences,  and  is  especially  effective   ...
Analyzing Foreshadowing Think about plot events Look for clues in dialogue or description Predict what will happen next Ari and his dad were driving home from soccer practice when the snow began Mr Gold switched on the windshield wipers and frowned I wish I d had a chance to get new tires he said Ours are really worn out 1 What is the plot so far 2 Are there any clues in the dialogue or descriptions that you think might be foreshadowing 3 What do you think will happen next 16
Analyzing Foreshadowing    Think about plot events   Look for clues in dialogue or description   Predict what will happen ...
Foreshadowing can help to build suspense in literature When analyzing suspense Examine your feelings as you read Identify the rising action of the plot Focus on the main questions you have about the story s outcome 17
Foreshadowing can help to build suspense in literature. When analyzing suspense....  Examine your feelings as you read  Id...
By now the snow was falling so hard that the windshield wipers couldn t keep up Trying to climb Bear Hill the car fishtailed left then right I don t know if we can make it up muttered Mr Gold shifting into low gear Suddenly at the top of the hill an 18 wheeler truck jackknifed into their lane Mr Gold slammed on his brakes but nothing happened 1 What are your feelings about the situation the two characters face 2 What else might happen to further increase suspense as this story moves toward its climax 3 Do you have any burning questions in your mind about Ari and his father 18
By now, the snow was falling so hard that the windshield wipers couldn t keep up. Trying to climb Bear Hill, the car fisht...
1 What is foreshadowing 2 What is flashback 3 What is suspense 19
1  What is foreshadowing  2  What is flashback  3  What is suspense   19
Now you will complete a practice page to identify foreshadowing flashback and suspense 20
Now you will complete a practice page to identify foreshadowing, flashback and suspense.  20