Speak Part 7: Foreshadowing

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object that is going to return later in the story

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It could be by putting something in the narration that

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hints at something to happen in the future For it

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could be by you know repeating a certain phrase so

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that you get a sense that it's important Foreshadowing is

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basically any time that you get a little glimpse into

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the future and in this novel that happens in a

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bunch of ways mostly in the very early scenes So

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we know when melinda is on the bus that she

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has done something wrong to the other kids we don't

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yet know exactly what it is but we have a

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sense that we're going to find out and then the

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other kids are calling her a very specific names they're

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taunting her there's a scene with a ho ho rapper

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that indicates basically that the other kids think that she's

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really promiscuous and so that we know and we know

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somehow that like teenage sexuality is going to be involved

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even though we don't exactly know what she did or

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why So we're looking out for that And then when

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she starts talking about it we know that there's a

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person involved you either did something to her or she

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did something to that person And so we have all

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these little clues that there's going to be an event

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there's going to be a significant other person and that

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it probably involves sex which is pretty ominous Even though

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we don't have this story yet What is foreshadowing And 00:02:02.8 --> [endTime] how is it used in the novel