An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge



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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

  • Essay Outline

Authors use foreshadowing to give hints to the reader of how a story may end. Describe how Ambrose Bierce uses foreshadowing in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and its effect on the story.

Introduction

  • I. Ambrose Bierce foreshadows Farquhar’s death

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Conclusion

  • I. Ambrose Bierce foreshadows Farquhar’s death
      • A. Watch
      • B. Nature
      • C. Soft road
  • I. Ambrose Bierce foreshadows Farquhar’s death
      • A. Watch
      • B. Nature
      • C. Soft road
  • II. Watch
  • A. Loud ticking—hammer striking anvil
  • B. Intervals grew longer
  • C. Symbolizes time slowing
  • D. Daydream that lasted for hours
  • created in minutes
  • III. Nature
      • A. Bugs; veins on leaf
  • B. Private’s grey eye
  • C. Super human abilities
      • D. Happy to be alive
  • IV. Soft road
      • A. Unknown gardens and stars
  • B. Could no longer feel the road
  • C. Memory starting to fail him
      • D. Actually falling
  • V. Ambrose Bierce foreshadows Farquhar’s death
  • A. Watch
  • B. Nature
  • C. Soft road


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