Analysis Of Mark Twain 's ' The Notorious Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County ``

1101 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
“A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.” Twain 's use of descriptive sentences when relating to Wheeler 's story and as Twain clarifies it through his use of heavy dialect, and bad grammar. The comprehensive humor in the story is layered so that there is not just one, but two tales told, creating various humorous parts throughout the story. Twain illustrates the humorous personal characteristics of both characters, Simon Wheeler and Jim Smiley. The amusing story line that ends with one man outsmarting another. Jim Smiley had outwitted everyone throughout the story, but he was not as intelligent as he thought. In “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, Mark Twain uses Dialect, Hyperbole and Irony. as key aspects of his writing style to create an anecdote and complexity personal style.
To begin with, in “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, Twain use of dialect creates an optimistic structure between the two main characters in the beginning of the story. For example, “I have Lurking suspicious-it should be useless to me.” (Twain 680). The use of dialect in this particular sentence maintenance a direct structure of how Twain 's style of writing is. It informs us on what to expect on further on reading as he continues to tell the tale. In fact, Twain’s use of unexpected words adds much to the humor of the story as well. For instance, Simon relates, "Well, thish-yer Smiley had a yaller one-eyed cow that didn’t have no tail, only…

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