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    It Is Not Funny Humor is not always used to make people laugh; it can be used to point out how absurd a person or society is acting. Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn between 1876 and 1883 and it was published in 1885, yet he set Huckleberry Finn back some thirty years before slavery was abolished in pre-Civil War Missouri. Mark Twain's use of satire in Huckleberry Finn exposes racial hypocrisy he witnessed in the American South in the mid-19th century. He writes an adventure story filled with

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    Twain’s use of irony in his piece “War Prayer” is used throughout by the church and their willingness to pray to God for protection of patriots however this would result in the wrong doing or even death of the others. • “in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love” • "For our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded

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    “Persons attempting to find a moral in [this narrative] will be banished” (Twain 3). Just as his first lines in the novel, Mark Twain fills The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with his signature style of humor and irony, which makes it one of the most influential works of American literature. This controversial novel relates the story of Huck, a rebellious white boy, and Jim, a black slave. Together they run away in the pursuit of freedom down the Mississippi River. When published, the novel received

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    The book Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an excellent example of 18th century literature, because the book shows multiple unique characters with their own personalities. In this book the main character, Huck Finn And his Friend Jim run away from their home and explore the United States. Although Huck and Jim seem to enjoy their adventures they come across many problems along the way. Using irony the author Mark Twain is able to express that he feels Poorly about slavery. Towards the beginning of

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    want people to die. In the Satire The War Prayer written by Mark Twain he explains that people do not think about what they are praying for. Twain shows these people are not praying for peace, instead they are praying for more war and death. In The War Prayer Twain uses satire to enlighten society to think about what they actually pray for. Firstly, Twain uses satire in the form of irony to show people what their prayers actually mean. Irony is a rhetorical device that is used to humorously relate

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    setting is established through the opening line: "How sweet is the shepherd's sweet lot!" This rhetorical question exemplifies the sweetness and charm of the atmosphere. The rhetorical question, which is obviously rhetorical due to the lack of a question mark, shows that it is impossible to put into words the true serenity of the environment. On the other hand, the juxtaposition between what the land used to be with what land became, imposes a negative and gloomy mood in "The Garden of Love." Contrasting

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    Use of Irony in The Road Not Taken "The Road Not Taken," perhaps the most famous example of Frost’s own claims to conscious irony and "the best example in all of American poetry of a wolf in sheep's clothing." Thompson documents the ironic impulse that produced the poem as Frost's "gently teasing" response to his good friend, Edward Thomas, who would in their walks together take Frost down one path and then regret not having taken a better direction. According to Thompson, Frost assumes the

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    The Use of Chiasmus to Highlight the Irony of Slavery in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass According to Barton and Hudson's Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms, a chiasmus is a rhetorical scheme that is "particularly effective in creating irony through the reversal of accepted truths or familiar ideas" (189). Frederick Douglass uses the chiasmus throughout his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave to highlight the irony of slavery's existence in a country that

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    Twain’s Sense of Humour With Twain’s style of complexity in characterization and sophisticated narrative structure, Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was one of the best works that he had ever written. Mark Twain’s, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is about a man by the name of Jim Smiley was a man who would bet on anything. Smiley made a frog his pet and bets a stranger that his frog, Dan’l Webster, could jump higher than any frog. When Smiley was distracted

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    Irony and inversion mark the central themes to As I Lay Dying. Faulkner uses these significant themes to challenge the classical quest and invert characters and events to the opposite of what readers would cfonsider normal. The basic plot of the Bundren family travelling from their home to Jefferson portrays as a pointless and destructive quest. Many readers may expect the characters to reach a goal such as finding a valuable treasure or receiving a prize at the end. But in this novel, the quest

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