Cage allegedly turned up for the trip in jeans torn above the knee - a foretoken
of a fashion that would spread much later.
The Lakkhana-sutta of the Digha-nikaya even goes so far as to relate the Buddha's possession of all four assemblies of disciples to one of his thirty-two superior bodily marks, which according to tradition are embodiments of a Buddha's virtues and foretokens
at his birth of his being destined to become a fully awakened teacher.
The following textual analysis examines the ghostly presence of the urban "specter" in "Delta Autumn," which, as the root of the word from the Latin term specere meaning "to look, see" implies, reveals itself through visible foretokens
of change ("Specter").
This wandering leads to Savva's encounter with the devil and foretokens
both the aimlessness and the grim outcome of his longer adventure journey.
Each year, we look for foretokens
of emerging technology to provide a heads-up on what's likely to shine or shatter as the next year unfolds.
Mendelssohn's reception between the mid-1820s and 1847 hardly foretokened
the developments of the century after his death.