Similes In Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game

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Richard Connell’s uses similes in “The Most Dangerous Game” to build suspense and make the reader think deeply into the meaning of the text. Connell’s use of similes creates a very suspenseful tone throughout the story. In doing so, he forces the reader to think deeper into the meaning of not only the passage, but the story as a whole. A simile used effectively in the story is, “the revolver pointed as rigidly as if the giant were a statue.” (Connell 4) This example makes the reader feel as if they were in the story because of the amount of detail. Another simile in the story is, “giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide open jaws.” (Connell) This quote keeps readers in suspense because it sounds like the character

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