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Wikimedia Commons. Mark Twain was the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, one of America's most famous writers. After you read the story, think about the way that it is structured. Your teacher may have you try a variety of exercises to explore the structure of the story, including staging and acting out the story or using one of the tools listed below. Use the questions below to help you think about how the structure contributes to the story's comedic effect. George Washington Harris was an "authentic comic genius" Wilson and Ferris whose work influenced later writers such as Mark Twain and William Faulkner. Harris and other southwest humorists who wrote in the s through the s, though considered low-brow at the time, are now recognized as foundational contributors to the humorist literary tradition.
Published by Pocahontas Press in [Chicago, Ill. Share this book. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. Septem History. Jumping on a dead level was his strong suit, you understand; and when it come to that, Smiley would ante up money on him as long as he had a red.
It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. The narrator describes him: "If he even seen a straddle bug start to go anywheres, he would bet you how long it would take him to get to wherever he going to, and if you took him up, he would foller that straddle bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road. It was Twain's first book and collected 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers.
At the start of the Civil War, Samuel Clemens lost his job as a steamboat pilot and travelled west to Nevada and California. He pieced together a ramshackle existence by prospecting for silver, mining for gold, and working as a local reporter and correspondent selling sketches and essays—by Mark Twain—to several newspapers and magazines. Upon his return to San Francisco from the camps, Clemens received an invitation from the popular American humorist, Artemus Ward, to contribute a sketch to his forthcoming travel book about the Nevada Territory.
Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. A friend of mine in the East asked me to visit old Simon Wheeler, to ask about my friends friend, Leonidas W. I did as my friend asked me to do and this story is the result.
This is part of a whole short story bundle which can be found here: Just change the name from Sussex to fit your own co, 15 questions for students to answer during reading, 5 questions for students to answer post-reading, and 1 writing prompt for the student to demonstrate comprehension of the story as well as utilize perspective. Be sure to write your answer on the line provided. The stranger, unimpressed, says that he would take the bet if he had a frog, so Jim goes out to catch one, leaving him alone with Dan'l. Interactive notebooks. The questions vary from easy to challenging.
Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog ii. Writings. Jim Smiley and isbn: (pdf) it would remind him of his infamous Jim Smiley, and he would.
And you bet he did learn him, too. When he goes down to the swap to find the stranger a frog of his own so the two can have a frog-jumping competition , Smiley entrusts his precious frog with the stranger, never dreaming that the other man would harm his pet. While Smiley never assumed that the stranger would break the unspoken code of honorable morality practiced in the area, the other man did not feel himself beholden to honesty in an area in which he would face no consequences. By nature of just passing through, the man stands outside of the moral code. Although Smiley loses the bet with the stranger, he maintains his honesty and membership in his community.
Embed Size px x x x x He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime,Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty.
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