The following are some of the
techniques in the story of Orpheus
Back-story, the story "behind" or "before"
the events being portrayed in the story being told; past events or background
for a character that can serve to color or add additional meaning to current
circumstances. Provides extra depth to the story by anchoring it to external
events, real or imagined.
Frame story, or a story within a story, where a main story is used
to organize a series of shorter stories.
Conceit is an extended metaphor, associated with metaphysical
poetry, designed to push the limits of the imagination in order to portray
Foreshadowing, hinting at events to occur later.
Personification, the use of comparative metaphors and similes to give
human-like characteristics to non-human objects.
Stream of consciousness, an attempt to portray all the thoughts and feelings
of a character,
Sensory detail, sight, sound, taste, touch, smell.