a group of words that, taken together, create meaning in a text
the speech patterns of a specific region or group of people
conversation between characters in a narrative
the way in which an author presents characters and develops them throughout the novel
a struggle between characters or situations
Tools to decipher dialect:
Use context clues
In chapter 4, Huck decides to give Judge Thatcher all of his money. Why does he do this?
He wants to keep his money away from Pap.
Huck and Jim are both prone to superstitious beliefs. What commentary is Mark Twain making about superstition in chapter 4?
Twain is satirizing superstitious beliefs, and pointing out the flaw in relying too heavily on superstition.
Which writing technique is Twain using in the passage above?
“”You wants to keep ‘way fum de water as much as you kin, en don’t run no resk, ‘kase it’s down in de bills dat you’s gwyne to git hung.” (p. 22) “
In the passage above, which element of characterization does Twain use to convey information about Pap?
Which example below best illustrates Twain’s use of satire in chapters 4 and 5?
the judge’s attempt to reform Pap
In the statement above, what is the judge saying about Pap?
Pap will always be an alcoholic
How do Huck’s feelings about going to school change in chapters 1-4?
At first, Huck dislikes school; however, the longer he attends, the more he enjoys it.
How does Pap feel about Huck’s education, and the fact that he can read and write?
Pap believes that, by going to school, Huck is trying to prove he is better than his father.