Although Mark Twain was primarily recognized and known as a humorist during his life, scholars now regard his work as some of the best and most authentic in American literature. The uses of his personal experiences and knowledge obtained on the Mississippi River dominate Twains legacy (Twain, Mark). Through his works, Twain accurately depicts the life of a youth on the Mississippi in midrnineteenthrcentury America. One of his most popular novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer helps some adults remember…...
Mark Twain’s memoir, Life on the Mississippi, demonstrates how his experience growing up as a pilot and increase in maturity shaped his perspective on life both negatively and positively using extended metaphors, juxtaposition, a change in tone (as a sarcastic, immature boy to a humble and experienced man), and imagery. Twain utilizes juxtaposition to demonstrate his thought process after he gained his experience. Mark Twain starts to compare the intelligence of an “uneducated passenger" to an “experienced passenger”. He indirectly…...
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