Read the excerpt from "The Most Dangerous Game."

Bleak darkness was blacking out the sea and jungle when Rainsford sighted the lights. He came upon them as he turned a crook in the coast line, and his first thought was that he had come upon a village, for there were many lights. But as he forged along he saw to his great astonishment that all the lights were in one enormous building—a lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom. His eyes made out the shadowy outlines of a palatial chateau; it was set on a high bluff, and on three sides of it cliffs dived down to where the sea licked greedy lips in the shadows.
"Mirage," thought Rainsford. But it was no mirage, he found, when he opened the tall spiked iron gate. The stone steps were real enough; the massive door with a leering gargoyle for a knocker was real enough; yet above it all hung an air of unreality.

Which literary elements are used in this excerpt? Check all that apply.

A. characterization
B. mood
C. conflict
D. irony
E. imagery
F. foreshadowing

2 Answer

  • The answer is: B. mood and E. imagery

    The words selected by the author in this excerpt, combined with the descriptions added, create the mood for this part of the story evoking in the reader the same feeling that the character and also making pictures for the reader which is know as imagery.  

  • Answer:

    B. mood

    E. imagery


    Bc that is what I put and it was right:-)

    brainliest would be nice:-)