Theme Of Irony In The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County
The Use of Regionalism
Satire is the use of humor to promote a change. Satire is used in popular culture of present times, and has been in use for many previous operations. Mark Twain was a craftsman of various literary devices. In his short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, Mark Twain uses satire, dialect, and irony to expose regionalism in order to produce a change.
Twain uses satire in a few different ways, the first being stereotypical. Twain alludes to the characters in the mining town as being western or country people, which most likely are the people that are uneducated and gullible. Jim Smiley would best be considered country because he fits both categories of being dumb or uneducated and people can…