The Most Dangerous Game Literary Devices Analysis

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“Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a god-forsaken place” “Connell 1”. This is an example of foreshadowing, a type of literary device used in the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. Literary devices are great ways of enhancing the reader’s understanding of a story. Two devices that help you understand the story the best are imagery and similes. Imagery helps paint a mental picture for the reader, while similes compare two unlike objects using like or as. The reader has to be able to understand or imagine what the devices mean, to enhance the story. A few examples in the story, were difficult to understand due to the reference. For the most part, this story had some great literary devices. In the story The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell …show more content…

One example of a simile in the story was, “It was perfumed and gave off a smell like incense.”“Connell 5”The author used this phase to put you in the place of Rainsford, use one of his five sense to better understand what he is going through at this point in the story. You get to know what he is smelling since they used a scent that most people know. This is also why it helped me the most since it was a familiar scent. If someone uses a reference that isn't as relatable or is hard to imagine then it will not be as helpful to the reader. “It was trying to see through a blanket”“Connell 2”. This reference was suppose to be used in order to tell the reader the thickness of the water in the river that Rainsford fell into off the boat. Personally, it was hard to make this connection, since I have never swam in a thick body of water. Water tends to be thinner than most substance and seeing through a blanket, that's almost impossible. Blankets are made of thick material that is closely put together or of the same piece of material. This is why this literary device was not as good as other to better understand the

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