I’m more saying that if its too fancy and that’s the level that fireahadowing is, then its often a waste of use.
Foreshadowing in Writing: Definition and Examples | Grammarly.
Overehelmingly, most foreshdowing is jsut not dropping the plot, specifcally in social commentary.
For example, in Mini Moo, in the middle of an overexadutated fight, the MC asked a bunch of guys if they wrre dumb enough to start dating someone thwt only knew for 4 days.
At most, from meeting to boyfriend/girlfriend is 3 weeks. Apparently the MC is dumb enough to rush dating, just like those who she derides for taking even less time.
But seriously, this is as simple as the defintion gets:
Foreshadowing is a plot element that hints at something later in the story.
That simple, and there’s no big difference between any other plot device and foreshadowing than himting.
So, looking at it in contrast to every other type:
Indeed, readers usually won’t recognize foreshadowing until they reach the end of a book.
Because of this, foreshadowing doesn’t drive a story as much as other plot devices do.
So, from this angle, the clumsy in To Make a Kinder Children’s Tale serves as mroe than 1 type of plot device: its the catalyst for the storyline’s start, but isn’t the main plot. It serves as an underlying theme throughout most the story, but it doesnt drive the story. Specifcally, the clumsiness is resolved as a secondary part of the main plot, a throwaway twist to the story. Ultimately. I show that fixing this issue doesn’t change anything.
So. I don’t know. It was more than being clumsy, and it wasnt the primary purpose of the story. And it isnt immediately obvious that this thing is going places.
Now, the difference between foreshadowing and my use, there, was that jt was something rhat was built on over time. Foreshdowing usually doesnt do that.
So, if you want to kind of limit its scope, then you go with: “It shows up twice in a story: one to warn and once to do”.
That would be a lot less things.
In fact. The only thing I can guarantee comes up twice, currently, in my writing is a foreshadowing even in the first few chaotwrs of biik on of the Assassin’s Journals and tail end of biok 4 beginning book 5.