Discuss foregrounding as a major stylistic device amongst creative writer. give examples.

Discuss foregrounding as a major stylistic device amongst creative writer. give examples.

Discuss foregrounding as a major stylistic device amongst creative writer. give examples.

Discuss foregrounding as a major stylistic device amongst creative writer. give examples.

Foregrounding is used as a major stylistic device by many authors whether that is in plays, novels, short stories or long poems. One of the most illustrative (if a little brash) examples of the use of foregrounding in the short story genre is in the story ‘The Scarlet Ibis.’ In this story, a stricken bird lands in a tree in a family’s yard while the people are having lunch. It is a hot day and gradually the bird slumps, collapses and falls through the branches to the ground in a heap. It’s gangly legs and reddish color foreshadow the manner in which the little disabled son will die (perhaps of heart failure or exhaustion) later on, his  legs and heart similarly depicted.
Discuss foregrounding as a major stylistic device amongst creative writer. give examples.