By being oposite or very different from another person, it brings out and makes more apparent character traits that are in the other.
Assigns human traits to an object or animal that isn't human. Gives a lifeless thing life, human movements, or human behavior to an animal.
Brief reference to a literary or historical person or event, with which the reader is assumed to be familiar.
A literary device an author uses to inform the reader of events that have happened in the past.
A way of increasing dramatic tension, when the complication or danger reasserts itself after the author has led you to believe it is resolved.
The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, or settings side by side or in a smililar narrative, for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical affect, suspense, or character development.
A speech or dramatic monologue, usually with out an audience, and alone on stage. Provides background information or reveals a characters innermost feelings.
When a reader sees a characters mistakes that the character is unable to see them self.
A story element or plot development that seems unrealistic, but is necessary for the story to continue.
Tells the setting and introduces the characters, and some background information at times.
Describes the writers attempt to create tension and suspense leading up to the high point of the story.
Comparison between two unrelated objects in which the one is described in terms of the other.
A character receives what he or she deserves in a manner befitting the characters previous behavior.