The Birds - Fredericksburg City Public Schools

 The use in a literary work of clues that suggest events
that have yet to occur.
 This technique helps to create suspense, keeping
readers wondering what will happen next.
 A feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of events
in a literary work.
 Writers create suspense by raising questions in the
minds of their readers.
 The descriptive or figurative language used in
literature to create word pictures for the reader.
 These pictures, or images, are created by details of
sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, or movement.
 Mood, or atmosphere, is the feeling created in the
reader by a literary work or passage.
 The mood is often suggested by descriptive details.
 Often mood can be described in a single word, such as
lighthearted, frightening, or despairing.
For examples of foreshadowing, suspense, imagery, and mood,
by Daphne Du Maurier