The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Edward Connell

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What are some examples of similes in Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game?"

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Another example of a simile can be seen when General Zaroff expresses surprise at Rainsford's values, telling him that they're out of place, "like finding a snuff-box in a limousine."

Zaroff naturally assumed that an experienced hunter like Rainsford would be on the same wavelength as him when it came to hunting human quarry. He thought that Rainsford, of all people, would understand his desire to take his blood-stained hobby to the next level.

But Rainsford's not like Zaroff at all, at least not in this regard. To Zaroff, Rainsford's values seem strangely out of place for someone of his background. Just as Zaroff wouldn't expect to find a snuff-box in a limousine, he finds it hard to believe that a big game hunter like Rainsford doesn't share his enthusiasm for hunting human prey.

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A simile is a literary device in which two unlike things are compared for effect using "like" or "as." A well-known example is a line from William Wordsworth's poem: "I wandered lonely as a cloud."

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