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History of Mark Twain

Mark Twain is from?
Florida Missouri

What humorist from the early 20th century was almost a carbon copy of Mark Twain?
Will Rodgers

To what President could Mark Twain be compared?
Abraham Lincoln

Considering his humor, what is surprising about Twain’s view of the world?
HIs view is pestimistic but ocvers it with laughter

Name one of the tradegies of his later years?
Death of his wife and daughters

When was he born?
November 30th 1835

How old was he when he “took the road”?

What was the result of the publication of his “Celebrated Jumping Frong of Calavars County”?
Made him famous overnight

What early book of Twain’s made America look good?
“Innocent Abroad”

What is his really first independent novel?
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

Which of his books shows that democracy is superior to other forms of government?
“Prince and the Pauper”

What is Mark Twains greatest triumph?
“The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn”

When did he publish A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court?

How did twain feel about other popular writers of his day, Sir Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper?
He raged against the writers styles

What did he say was the one supreme law that guided man?

When did he die?

What is Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Longhorn Clemens

What best two novels is he best known for?
“The Adventures of Tom Swayer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn”

What is the most important quality he believes anyone can have?
A kind heart

Where did Make Twain move to?
Hannibal Missouri were he had slaves

Where was Mark Twain raised?
on the West bank of the Mississippi River

What was one form of employment?
Served as an apprentice printer on his brother’s newspaper at an early age

Why did he choose Mark Twain?
It is a river term which stands for dangerous

Who was Mark Twain’s Wife?
Oliivia Largdon

Who did he ask approval from before publishing his works?
His wife

A form of literaure which is an extended fictional narrative piece of prose.(wrighting that is not poetry or drama)

Early Novel
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defor first published Novel

A Picsrsque Novel
A string of inciedents or mini stories strung together

Stream-of-Consciousness Novel
Events are presented as the major character thinks about them.

Novel of Character
Emphasis is on the representation and development of chracters

Novel of Incident
Emphasis is on the social customs and habits of a class.

Novel of Sensibility
Emphaisis is on making and emotional impact on the reader.

Novel of Manners
Emphaisis is on the Social cutoms and hbits of a class

Novel of Soil
Empahisis is on the region where the story takes place.

How the arthoyr makes his characters seem alive through description, action, and observation.

The two or more major opposing forces in the story. Conflict can be man versus man; man versues himself;man veruses god;man veruses society

The sequence of events in the story.

Point of View
The perspective from where the story is told. 1st person narrator; 3rd person limited; 3rd erson omincient

The time situation and place. The setting often sets the mood

The sitrinctive way that a writer uses the language. Style is personality in wrighting. It is what distingusihes one wwriter from all others.

The use of Physical obkects to represent something elese, often ideas, attitudes, or emotions.

The important truth or idea that the author eishes to impress on a reader. The theme is the heart of the story

Mark Twain hates Humanity
But loves individulas

was killed because of his mouth

Dr. Robinson
Publicly denounced two crooks

The Duke
did some printing

hid money in a coffin

the sick arab

jims daughter who is deaf

The King
was the royal nonesuch

Mary Jane Wilks
girl huck likes and who inherits money

Miss Watson
Widow Douglas’s sister who tries to civilize Huck through manners and religion

what character can Huck be most compared too?
Miss Watson (the snuff and cuss)

Tom Sawyer
Huck’s civilized best friend who enjoys extravagant stories and schemes

True or false Mark Twain wanted to work for his brothers newspaper company but he was not aloud
False he sereces as ah appreientice printer on his brothers newspaper at an early age

Did Mark Twain use many nicknames to hide his real identity
yes such as thomas jefferson snobgrass

what kind of army did mark twain adbonded after two years?
the confederete army

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

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