Essay on Huck Fin By Mark Twain

1002 Words Dec 5th, 2016 5 Pages
‘Jim: "We 's safe, Huck, we 's safe! Jump up and crack yo ' heels. Dat 's de good ole Cairo at las ', I jis knows it."
Huck: "I 'll take the canoe and go see, Jim. It mightn 't be, you know."’ This exert is from Huck Fin written by Mark Twain. Throughout his book and many other literary works, authors use dialect to successfully convey meaning and culture to relate to the reader. One definition of dialect is that, “The language used by the people of a specific area, class, district or any other group of people. The term dialect involves the spelling, sounds, grammar and pronunciation used by a particular group of people and it distinguishes them from other people around them.” Dialect is basically the way that you speak. Dialect can also be separated into accent and lexicon. Accent being how an individual pronounces words and lexicon is dictionary of the word used. It is important to recognize the difference of language and dialect to better understand people and their backgrounds. It is these difference that separate America socially. Rather than literal barriers, we have created imaginary ones and limited our full potential as a country. No matter who you are your dialect is affected by the region you grew up in, your family and friend group and your education. “A person traveling southward from Superior, Wisconsin, to Mobile, Alabama, would be aware of the differing speech patterns but would not be able to say at what points along the route the changes occurred ...…

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