It's a fancy word used primarily in literary analysis to describe when the author allows the reader to predict a future event by dropping hints. This may not be the best example, but when a storm implies that something bad is going to happen. Can someone help? It's driving me crazy!


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Foreshadow, presage, portend, etc.

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