foreshadowing vs prefiguration what difference

what is difference between foreshadowing and prefiguration

English

Verb

foreshadowing

  1. present participle of foreshadow

Noun

foreshadowing (usually uncountable, plural foreshadowings)

  1. (authorship, usually uncountable) A literary device whereby an author drops hints or symbolic representations of plot developments to come later in the story.
    The roses blooming before Rose herself bloomed was excellent foreshadowing.

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • præfiguration (archaic)

Etymology

From Late Latin praefigurationem, nominative form of praefiguratio.

Noun

prefiguration (countable and uncountable, plural prefigurations)

  1. A vague representation or suggestion of something before it has happened or been accomplished.
    • 1628, Joseph Hall, Christian Liberty Laid Forth
      Those ceremonies were prefigurations of Christ to come : these traditions are defigurations and deformations of Christ exhibited
  2. Something that prefigures.

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “prefiguration”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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