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Clever foreshadowing


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Here’s some foreshadowing you might appreciate:

“A shadow emerged from the dark of the wood. It stood in front of Royce. Tall, it was, and gaunt and hard as old bones, with flesh pale as milk.” (Prologue, AGOT)

Here, the word-smith, Martin forging at his iron-desk with a quill and inkwell as his hammer and forge; after dipping his quill, is cleverly placing the “shadow” into the foreground “in front of Royce.” alerting readers that something will be happening alluding to future plot. This is the artistry of Martin’s style. A shadow in the foreground, foreshadow. Paying close attention to the rest of the passage we see a description of the “shadow” …
 

Ideas about this foreshadowing:)??

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