The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Wikispaces by ewghwehws

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									The Notorious Jumping Frog
   of Calaveras County
         Scott Essen
        Kyle Anderson
        Jordan Mellin
           Thesis or Claim
• There was no obvious thesis to the story
• Twain seems to have no purpose in
  righting this story
            Attitude/Tone
• The attitude of this story is humorous
• It depicts a man who gambled on anything
  and was finally coned into a loss
                Purpose
• The purpose of writing this story was to
  entertain with some hidden insight into the
  politics or the era
     Audience and Occasion
• The audience meant to read this story is
  one looking for a historical story with
  humor throughout
Evidence or Data
            Assumptions
• Twain assumes that the reader views
  gambling to be a bad habit
                    Style
• Twain’s style is full of satire and humor.
  He uses the vernacular of the area to
  create a more authentic setting
                Appeals
• Twain appeals to logos by having Smiley
  bet on ridiculous events. His actions are
  obviously illogical to the reader
• Twain appeals the ethics of the reader by
  having the main character have a
  gambling problem
             Bibliography
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_twain
• http://www.malakoff.com/jumpfrog.htm
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notorious
  _Jumping_Frog_of_Calaveras_County
• http://www.ncteamericancollection.org/awg
  _twain_mark.htm

								
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