Most Dangerous Game Similes

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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). By saying this, he wanted to give the reader a visual of how inky it was outside. I believe the author was effective because you are able to picture in your mind how it feels to try to see through a blanket and compare it to the story. Another example of a simile used in the story is “An apprehensive night slowly crawled by like a wounded snake…” (Connell 30). Connell

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