How Does Matheson Use Rhetorical Devices In

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in the excerpt from i am legend a novel by Richard Matheson, Matheson uses rhetorical devices to emphasize the frightening and hostile atmosphere. In lines 1-5 Matheson uses similies and various forms of imagery to describe the situation Robert Neville is in. In the first sentence the author describes the man's throat "the man's throat moving like clammy turkey skin." The author compares clammy turkey skin with his throat to emphasize how unappealing he looked. In lines 4 and 5 Matheson once again describes the man with having "fingers like skeleton fingers on Neville's arm." The man's fingers are likened to one of a skeleton and it helps you visualize the hand and how frightening it is. Furthermore, the fact that he is tugging and grabbing

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