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Mark twain

  1. 1. The Elements of humor<br />Mark Twain<br />Jordan Dravis<br />ENG-1102<br />Troy University<br />
  2. 2. Table of contents<br />Biography<br />Introduction<br />Works<br />Uses of Humor<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Biography<br />Born to John Marshall and Jane Clemens<br />Born in Florida, Missouri<br />Lived from 1835 to 1910<br />Grew up in Hannibal Missouri<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />Samuel Langhorne Clemons, more commonly known by his pseudonym Mark Twain, used many personal experiences in his writings, especially for the setting of his stories. The most common place he used in his writing is the Mississippi River, which he called the “Mighty Mississippi”. He also used the city of Hannibal, Missouri, where he grew up, as a model for the town St. Petersburg in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. <br />
  5. 5. Introduction Cont.<br />Twain is a very diverse writer, and only one of the aspects of his writing is humor. Humor plays an important role in most all of Twain’s works. His humor is based on realism, imperialism, and the destructiveness of modern warfare.<br />
  6. 6. Works<br />Twain’s most common works and the works used as examples of Humor are:<br />The Adventures of Tom Sawyer<br />The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />
  7. 7. Uses of Humor<br />Twain uses a few different techniques to show his humor throughout his writings. The first way we see Twain’s humor in his writing is through his characters. Twain’s characters are hilarious to both children and adults alike. The second way humor is shown is the situations that the characters are placed in. The real-life scenarios that Twain uses, create a humorous tone for his books that appeals to various readers. The final way that Twain implements humor into his writing is by using his personal experiences in his writings. He uses friendship and imagination as main themes in his books and creates both a realistic and a humorous story for his readers.<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />All of the themes that Twain incorporates into his books are serious, real-life things, that only he could transform into the funny stories that he composes. Twain is not only known as a famous and great writer, he is commonly know as a humorist.<br />

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