The author gives clues about what will happen later in the story.
Compare 2 different things using the words 'like' or 'as'
Comparing 2 different things (without using 'like' or 'as'
When an actor/actress speaks to the audience as the other actors/actresses continue in scene as though they do not notice
Being in a difficult situation
To give human qualities to anything NOT human
Use of words to convey meaning that is opposite of actual/literal meaning...
"He is as smart as a soap dish."
a speech made by an actor to himself (thinking out loud)