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Mark Twain was a pilot a comic lecturer a humorist a short story writer and a novelist to name a few of his many accomplishments On November 30 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens otherwise known as Mark Twain became the first man of any importance ever to be born west of the Mississippi River He has become an icon as the American writer This is because his way of writing cannot be simulated by Europeans or anyone else due to the fact that the western setting of America creates a whole new atmosphere and style of writing Mark Twain is a classic American writer that acquired fame by using satire writing with single-minded use of words and by writing the way that most people think and speak Twain writes with single-minded use of words which is understood to be plain and simple yet still intelligent which enhances American literature He writes what comes into his mind without fear This is an example from Huckleberry Finn then comes a h-wack bum bum bumble-umble-um-bum-bum-bum-bum - and the thunder would go rumbling and grumbling away Twain 45 This enriches American literature because it is a clever way and the only way to make the reader actually seem to hear and feel the sounds the writer is trying to convey This is an example from Tom Sawyer Set her back on the stabboard Ting-a-ling-ling chow ch-chow-wow chow Twain 15 This dialect can be explained as a familiar speech spoken around us all the time It is the speech of the illiterate the preliterate the children and the poor people Bloom 46 This is actually a very intelligent style of writing for it is difficult for an author to write in a different level of dialect than they actually speak The reader can tell that this dialect isnt Twains own since he doesnt write with it in every part of the book Huckleberry
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