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Literary device 'foreshadowing' is a word used to describe literature writing style. It is exactly a method of writing where the writer would offer hints or offer a perceptive view in what will happen next, giving clues to the end.
Here is an example, " It was the final day and only minutes remained until the deadline, the Author had been busy for hours without a break "
This would suggest the the long awaited novel was about to be published.