The First Peice Of Advice Twain Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… However its the words that follows these that is satirical. »When they are present.« Twain is say only to obey your parents only when they are around. So when you're on your own, at school, outside, where ever, you don't have to obey your parents. »Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any, also to strangers, and sometimes to others.« An example Twain uses is, if a person offends you and you're not sure whether they did it intentionaly or not, don't resort to extreme measures trying to get back at them. Just simply watch them and wait for the best chance to get them back. »Go to bed early, wake up early.« Twain says this is wise, some authorities say to wake up with the sun rise, and some say other things, but Twain says that the best way to get up is with a lark, and if you find the right one, you'll get a good reputation. The fourth peice of advice Twain gives is about lying. »You want to be very careful about lying« Twain says. Instead of saying that lying is bad and don't do it. He says to be careful, otherwise you will get …show more content…
These advice are full of humor and satire and because oh this the text is dominated by irony.


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[3] Justin Rivera "Advice to Youth" by Mark Twain: Satire

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