In "Rikki-Tikki Tavi," how does Rudyard Kipling use different kinds of foreshadowing clues to create suspense?

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Suspense is a tool used by authors to keep reader interest high through various parts of a story. Suspense gives readers a feeling of anticipation that something dangerous and/or risky is likely to happen in the near future. Personally, I like suspense because it makes the story more interesting and exciting, but authors will use this tool to give readers more time to feel concerned about the well-being of a character. Suspense gives us the time to become more bonded to the character; therefore, we are more invested in the dangerous event that we think is going to be happening. In this story, Kipling creates suspense through foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a tool that authors use to give readers a hint of what is to come later in the story. For "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi ," that climactic event is his dangerous battle with the snakes, and readers get several foreshadowing hints of this culminating event. The first hint that there are snakes around and that they are...

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