The Most Dangerous Game
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"The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window." (26)
Simile: Comparing two things using like or as. In this sentence the flat sea is being compared to a window.
Metaphor: a comparison of two things not using like or as. In this sentence the lights of the yacht are being compared to fireflies.
Foreshadowing: Giving the reader a hint of what will happen later in the story. This quote gives the reader the idea that there is something abnormal about the island.
"We were drawing near the island then. What I felt was a-a mental chill; a sort of sudden dread." (26)
Metaphor: A comparison of two things not using like or as. The lights of the yacht are being compared to vanishing fireflies.
"The lights of the yacht became faint and ever-vanishing fireflies..." (28)
Irony: When the opposite of what the reader expects happens. This quote is ironic because Zaroff states he is civilized, but he hunts men.
"I have electricity. We try to be civilized here." (36)
"'I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve,' he said through tight teeth." (39)
Internal Conflict: A struggle within the mind of a character. It can be mental or emotional. This quote reveals that Rainsford is frightened and scared.
"He knew where he was now. Death Swamp and its quicksand." (43)
External Conflict: A struggle that occurs between a character and an outside force. He is fighting against the quicksand. Man vs Nature