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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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