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Word: foreshadow

Definition: give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure


Sentences Containing 'foreshadow'

However, he’s still conscious enough to recognize the most stunning idea of the poem that “desire is death.” Appelbaum says Shakespeare’s thoughts of the rational mind vs. passion foreshadow Freud’s later idea of the conflict between Eros and Thanatos (or the life drive vs. the death drive) and the Ego surrendering to the Id, while disregarding the wisdom of the Superego.
The use of editing to artistic effect was also an important factor in New Hollywood cinema, e.g. "Easy Rider"’s use of editing to foreshadow the climax of the movie, as well as subtler uses, such as editing to reflect the feeling of frustration in "Bonnie and Clyde" and the subjectivity of the protagonist in "The Graduate".

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