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What are some examples of assonance found in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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kgregerson | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM via web

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What are some examples of assonance found in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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jgomezada | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:56 PM (Answer #1)

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Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds within words. Like alliteration and consonance, writers often use assonance to create internal rhyme making their writing flow better and roll off the tongue. Some examples of assonance are "the June moon," "do not hop on the pot," and "nap mat."

Assonance is found in most works of literature, and Richard Connell's "The Most dangerous Game" is no exception. Some examples found in the exposition of the story are listed below.

"I've seen you pick off a moose moving..."

"Nor four yards..."

"It will be light enough in Rio..."

"Don't talk rot, Whitney..."

"...Rainsford sighted the lights."

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