Remember “foreshadowing” from school?
Every literature teacher I ever had (and I had a lot) loved foreshadowing like an elf loves sugar.
What those teachers never got around to = discussing foreshadowing’s counterpart, tradition.
If foreshadowing is telling you the story through symbolism before you’ve heard the story, isn’t tradition simply reminding you of the story through symbolism after you’ve heard the story?
Please come back later. I want to tell you about a favorite tradition of Campfire Tales.