Most Dangerous Game Figurative Language Analysis

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Richard Connell uses figurative language in “The Most Dangerous Game” to create a suspenseful and eerie mood. In the short story, the there are many uses of figurative language to give it an odd and creepy mood. For example, Whitney notices things while he is on the boat and explains to Rainsford,“There was no breeze. The sea was flat as a plate-glass window”(8). This simile is used to give an eerie feel for the novel. Also in the short story, while Rainsford is drowning the author uses personification by saying,“the cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea closed over his head”(9). Richard Connell uses personification to give this passage a suspenseful mood because of the feelings of frustration and uncertainty
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