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Away from the wind, and landed in gentian and saxifrage
Spilled on the moss. Then the darkening firs
And the sudden whirring of water that knifed down a fern-hidden
Cliff and splashed unseen into mist in the shadows.


Meaning: The 5th stanza foreshadows pending danger.

- Earle Birney (Poem: David )
Poems Earle Birney
Latest Foreshadowing
He had no idea of the disastrous chain of events to follow.
Meaning: While the protagonist is clueless of further developments, the reader learns that something disastrous and problematic is about to happen to/for him.
Sentences
Life were better ended by their hate,
Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.

Meaning: In the balcony scene, Juliet is concerned about Romeos safety as she fears her kinsmen may catch him. Romeo says, in the above lines, that he would rather like to have her love and die sooner than not obtain her love and die later. Eventually, he gets her love and dies for her love, too.

- William Shakespeare (Play: Romeo and Juliet)
Literary William Shakespeare
Let me warn you, Icarus, to take the middle way, in case the moisture weighs down your wings, if you fly too low, or if you go too high, the sun scorches them. Travel between the extremes. And I order you not to aim towards Bootes, the Herdsman, or Helice, the Great Bear, or towards the drawn sword of Orion: take the course I show you!
Meaning: Daedalus is warning his son, Icarus, not to fly too high and not to fly too low, which hints at what may happen next. Daedalus`s warning to his son makes readers predict that Icarus will die, for he flies too high or too low.

- Ovid (Short Story: Daedalus and Icarus)
Literature