The role of foregrounding in the analysis of a literary text.

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When analyzing a literary text, the presence of foregrounding serves as a clue and an indicator of something that the author wants to insure the reader notices and appreciates or understands.

Foregrounding is a literary technique used to emphasize one particular aspect of a work. Foregrounding brings attention to this facet through choice of words and phrases, through impressions created in the reader's mind, or in other ways that highlight the important feature. Foregrounding may be something critical to the establishment of a character or setting or may be important to the development of the rising action in the text.



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