Huckleberry Finn Figurative Language

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Therefore, in Huckleberry Finn and “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” contain the use of figurative language, realistic syntax, and ridged diction significantly help Mark Twain be the successful writer that he was. First, is the use of figurative language in his writing. Mark Twain uses similes to bring in other ideas by connecting previous ideas with the new one. Like in chapter 12 of Huckleberry Finn, “A tow-head is a sand-bar that has cottonwood on it as thick as harrow-teeth.” This simile is ending the idea of a tow-head and starting the idea of cottonwoods by using a simile changes the subject and he used it very effectively. This can also be seen in his work called, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” This quote comes from that source, “…his underjaw’d begin to stick out like the fo’castle of a steamboat…” This quote goes from talking about a fighting dog to comparing that dog to a steamboat. In addition to similies, he also used allusions. Allusions …show more content…
His diction is used like they were in the south. Which is where Huckleberry Finn takes place. He uses improper grammar, but it is very effective. This reason that he does this is because Huck is not well educated yet. He talks with bad grammar and this is how the book should be written. As in chapter 12 of Huckleberry Finn, “Hold on a minute: I hain’t had my say yit.” Two of these words are not used most places. This is diction and is used probably only in the south. But this is very effective to show that Huck normally would talk like this if he was a real boy that lived. In “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” it reads, “…and may be you don’t understand ‘em; may be you’ve had experience, and may be you an’t only a amature…” Mark Twain does not write whole words here. Mark Twain uses words that southners would use. All in all, that’s why his writing is so magnificent. His diction is ridged and very

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