Authors would describe several details of the event, using imagery in their writing. The short story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, incorporates imagery to intensify the suspense within the literary piece. By using this literary element, Connell depicts a mood that escalates from casualness to increasing panic. The story’s state of casualness is only the beginning of the upcoming fiasco.
"The world is made up of two classes-the hunters, and the huntees.” This short story written by Richard Connell, “The Most Dangerous Game,” contains many literary devices that make a story come alive. In this specific short story, conflict, plot, and suspense are used to push the story forward. Connell's way of using these three specific elements keeps the reader attentive, and creates a memory for the reader of an incredible short story. First, conflict is the struggle between opposing forces is shown in many ways throughout the story.
A character is defined as a “fictional representation of a person” (230). A strong character is essential in literary fiction, especially in a genre of writing such as short story where the author has a limited amount of time to tell a story. The authors’ goal is often to create a realistic depiction of a person; one that will keep readers engaged and drives the momentum of the plot. In every story-but more specifically a short story- the protagonist is the catalyst for the plot. Authors use many different types of character classifications such as round, flat, stick, dynamic, or static.to build an interesting story.
Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Additionally, it is also an example of personification because the night can’t crawl. Next, the second example is “He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket.” This simile is comparing seeing through a blanket to trying to see where the noise came from. The author likely used this simile to better explain to the reader that the scene was very dark.
In the compelling short stories, The Cask of Amontillado and The Sound of Thunder, many literary devices were used. One of which was foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is used in nearly every story to convey clues that the reader can pick up on, hinting at events that may occur later in the story. In Edgar Allen Poe's short story The Cask of Amontillado and Ray Bradbury’s The Sound of Thunder, both stories construct suspense through constant uses of foreshadowing.
Foreshadowing is a very powerful literary device used in most, if not all, pieces of literature. Authors who intentionally add this aspect to their story use it as a way of building anticipation in the reader’s mind, thus adding the feeling of suspense. Ken Kesey masterfully applies this concept throughout his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by utilizing the intricate web of connections that he spins between characters and other elements present in the text. McMurphy’s eventual downfall is foreshadowed through subjects that he is subtly linked to such as both the dog and Ruckly. McMurphy’s behavioural patterns are likened to a dog several times in times throughout the novel, such as when Chief Bromden describes him sitting down, “He goes over to his chair, gives another big stretch and yawn, sits down and moves around for a while like a dog coming to rest” (Kesey 48), and when Harding says, “Friend… you… may be a wolf… You have a very wolfy roar,” (67).
Symbolism has the potential to deliver a very powerful message, while conveying a hidden and more complex meaning behind the objects, characters, and places presented in a short story. Edgar Allan Poe cleverly weaves symbolic meaning into characters and objects in order to convey the central message of each short story. Symbolism creates a deeper understanding between the reader and message of each short story. In “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe effectively uses symbolism to reinforce theme.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” there is a good amount of Irony. Irony is the
This adds a visual dimension to literary journalism and enables it not only to recount events to the readers or audience but to bring them there. The literary journalist, thus, “attempts to reconstruct the experience as it might have unfolded” through the use of “literary techniques to convey information and to provide background not usually possible in most magazine and newspaper reporting” (Hellmann, Fables of Fact 25). Motivated in part by their inner desire to be novelists as well as journalists, literary journalists attempt to achieve the Horatian pragmatic formula of literary writing, that is, to dulce et utile – “amuse and inform” – to justify their literary journalistic writings. In other words, literary journalism should aim to provide
Without literary devices, the stories you read would be dull and uneventful. This is why Richard Connell effectively uses similes and imagery in “The Most Dangerous Game” to help give it life. In this story, Connell used similes to give the reader a feeling of how things looked or felt. On page 19 the author wrote “...but it was like trying to see through a blanket” (Connell).
Barbara Kingsolver does a wonderful job with incorporating literary devices into her novel. These literary devices help the reader to experience the words written on the page and it allows the reader to think that they are actually living the story. One major literary device that Kingsolver uses throughout the book to show her ideas to the reader is imagery. “Her dark hair is tied in a ragged lace handkerchief, and her curved jawbone is lit with large, false-pearl earrings, as if these headlamps from another world might show the way.” (pg 5) When I hear these words, I am able to paint a picture inside of my head of Orleana Price.
Nowadays we see people with one arm, or one leg, people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender . We also see people who have mental disabilities, or disabilities in general. No matter what they have or how much different they are from you. You don't kill them, You don't send them away to go live elsewhere away from you all because they are different. Now do you?
Author’s Craft Argument How Authors use Similes in their Writing There are many ways an author can use different kinds of craft moves. In the book House Rules by Jodi Picoult, similes are often used when the main character, Jacob, is trying to connect with the world around him or explain how he is feeling. Jacob is a young man with Asperger’s syndrome. Although he may not be able to connect very well with others on a social scale, he is very intelligent when it comes to figuring out a criminal mystery.
In Richard Conell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford learned a hunter can be hunted. Connell’s use of foreshadowing makes the story much more interesting and gives it more suspense. First, When Whitney and Rainsford were talking about the island they said it was dangerous and that there were cannibals on the island (Conell 40).