The Notorious Jumping Frog Analysis Essay

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    From reading The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, I would add a piece of technology that would help Jim Smiley win more bets with his frog. I would add a device that would be capable of measuring jumping height, force from takeoff, and the landing force. This way Mr. Smiley could go out and gather frogs and test them until he singled out the best frog for him to use in his bets. Mr. Smiley taught the frog that he caught in the story on how to jump higher, but if someone else were to have a more athletic frog than Mr. Smiley he could’ve easily been beaten because Smiley didn’t measure his frogs height from jumping and didn’t really know for a fact that he was the highest jumping frog in Calaveras County. What my device would consist of would be a laser beam, a pressure measurement plate, and a magnet recipient bar. The device would be connected to a sort of graphing machine that would log the force of the take off and landing, it would also log the height at which the laser beam was shot into the magnet recipient. The laser beam would shoot where the frogs momentum shifted from up to down, the laser beam would then instantly shoot into the magnet…

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    writers throughout history have utilized. One of the most powerful, yet complicated literary device is irony. Irony occurs when what a reader expects to happen is the complete opposite of the actual outcome. Irony helps illustrate humor especially in the works “Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain and “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor. “Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is a framed narrative that tells the tale of Jim Smiley who is really good at winning…

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    “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, written by Mark Twain, a humorous genre in which the narrator of the story gets told a short story. The writer uses a certain dialogue throughout the passage. Especially when the character,Simon Wheeler, starts telling the narrator about a “...cherished companion of his boyhood...” from his past. In the first few paragraphs, the writer begins by describing what the narrator is about to do and why. Mark Twain uses his writing to create an…

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    Analysis of the Passage This story is full of examples of implausible things. Mark Twain uses them to relate better to the audience. He writes about a man who goes by the name of Jim Smiley in his "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". Smiley bet on everything, ranging from animals to how far a car will travel. The most absurd and implausible thing takes place when he tells the story about the jumping frog. Twain writes about Smiley's frog. Now this frog wasn't any ordinary frog.…

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    The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County play versus the short story had many contrasts. Yet, there were characteristics that differed between the two media forms. The setting, theme, plot, characters, and conflict are each a bit different between the forms of the highly-recognized story. The setting of two stories contrast in a couple of ways. To begin with, the play opens right in the old west. The short story, on the contrary, begins at Angel’s Mining Camp. The time period between…

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    In the story,”The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain is about this person who does a request from his friend who is looking for a man who goes by LEonidas W. Smiley. But as the friend who found an old wheeler he tells his story of how he knew a man that went by Jim Smiley. But in his story we learn that Jim Smiley like to gamble on anything. On one day he gambled that his frog would jump the highest than anyone in Calaveras County. Mark Twain uses Diction to play with his…

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    Super- Frog Saves Tokyo, a peculiar story which was written by Murakami Haruki and was translated by Jay Rubin. In connection with this, this story of Murakami proves his different and astonishing style of writing fiction stories. Moreover, this fiction story of him proves his expertise in depicting imaginary people in imaginary situation. On the other hand, there are hardworking people who are not acknowledged. There are people who play significant role, but were not recognized. There are…

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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…

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    The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County has many similarities between the play and the story, but there is also quite a few differences. I would like to start off by naming the similarities and differences in the plot. One major difference that I noticed right away was that there was no story within a story during the play. In the story Mark Twain approaches Simon Wheeler about Leonidas W. Smiley, but instead he is told a story about Jim…

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    Literary Analysis Mark Twain is widely recognized as one of the most important writers in American literature . The effect of his discipline approach to the short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County” incorporated figurative language like simile as well as hyperboles to further expand the the characteristics of the frog as well as other characters . He also incorporated hyperboles to exaggerate the certain situation and features the characters have . Furthermore in the short…

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