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Foreshadowing in Mending Wall
Foreshadowing Examples in Mending Wall:
"gaps even two can pass abreast...." See in text (Mending Wall)
To illustrate the scale of the holes in the wall, Frost gives the reader the image of two people “pass[ing] abreast” through the wall. The image foreshadows the encounter between the narrator and the neighbor, who fill the gaps between them. The image also reveals the narrator’s deeper desire to cross the boundary presented by the wall.