What means does Shakespeare use to raise suspense during the graveyard scene?

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To me, the gravedigger scene seems more about offering the audience some comic relief in the midst of some difficult and emotionally heavy scenes than it does about building suspense. It functions like a little "breather" of sorts. Certainly, the audience knows that danger awaits Hamlet, especially after the conversation between Laertes and Claudius where they plot his death, and so this delay in the graveyard creates some suspense because we are waiting to find out what's going to happen. Further, we know that Ophelia is dead, but Hamlet does not, and this creates dramatic irony : a really common way...

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