Suspense, irony, imagery, comic relief
Answers 1Add Yours
The story of Hank Bunker provides a sense of comic relief.
".... I’ve always reckoned that looking at the new moon over your left shoulder is one of the carelessest and foolishest things a body can do. Old Hank Bunker done it once, and bragged about it; and in less than two years he got drunk and fell off of the shot-tower, and spread himself out so that he was just a kind of a layer, as you may say; and they slid him edgeways between two barn doors for a coffin, and buried him so, so they say, but I didn’t see it."
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn