Silent Wing

How does the author use foreshadowing in Silent Wing?

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In Chapter Seven, the most important literary element in this section is foreshadowing through Panoplo's advice to Julian when it is clear that Julian has been chosen by the gods to be a major public figure in Guatemala and that there are both positive and negative aspects to this distinction. Panoplo says, "when one is riding high on Xocomil, the wave of the gods, that wave is taller than the tops of the tallest mountains! Maybe that is why the fall is that much more deeply felt. Prepare for the fall, my friend. But do not ever, ever, let the fear of falling keep you from praying to ride high again atop the wave of the gods."

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