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Wikimedia Commons. Mark Twain was the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, one of America's most famous writers. After you read the story, think about the way that it is structured. Your teacher may have you try a variety of exercises to explore the structure of the story, including staging and acting out the story or using one of the tools listed below. Use the questions below to help you think about how the structure contributes to the story's comedic effect. George Washington Harris was an "authentic comic genius" Wilson and Ferris whose work influenced later writers such as Mark Twain and William Faulkner.
It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. The narrator describes him: "If he even seen a straddle bug start to go anywheres, he would bet you how long it would take him to get to wherever he going to, and if you took him up, he would foller that straddle bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road. It was Twain's first book and collected 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. Twain first wrote the title short story at the request of his friend Artemus Ward , for inclusion in an upcoming book. Twain worked on two versions, but neither was satisfactory to him—neither got around to describing the jumping frog contest. Ward pressed him again, but by the time Twain devised a version he was willing to submit, that book was already nearing publication, so Ward sent it instead to The New York Saturday Press , where it appeared in the November 18, , edition as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog".
There was once a fellow③ at the mining camp named Jim Smiley. It was the winter of or maybe the spring of He was an unusual man. He always bet④.
And you bet he did learn him, too. When he goes down to the swap to find the stranger a frog of his own so the two can have a frog-jumping competition , Smiley entrusts his precious frog with the stranger, never dreaming that the other man would harm his pet. While Smiley never assumed that the stranger would break the unspoken code of honorable morality practiced in the area, the other man did not feel himself beholden to honesty in an area in which he would face no consequences. By nature of just passing through, the man stands outside of the moral code. Although Smiley loses the bet with the stranger, he maintains his honesty and membership in his community.
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This is part of a whole short story bundle which can be found here: Just change the name from Sussex to fit your own co, 15 questions for students to answer during reading, 5 questions for students to answer post-reading, and 1 writing prompt for the student to demonstrate comprehension of the story as well as utilize perspective. Be sure to write your answer on the line provided. The stranger, unimpressed, says that he would take the bet if he had a frog, so Jim goes out to catch one, leaving him alone with Dan'l. Interactive notebooks. The questions vary from easy to challenging. This is an active, This download includes:
Embed Size px x x x x He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime,Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemensenjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from bothcritics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of Americanliterature. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient,.
Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. A friend of mine in the East asked me to visit old Simon Wheeler, to ask about my friends friend, Leonidas W. I did as my friend asked me to do and this story is the result. I saw that he was fat and had no hair, and had a gentle and simple look upon his peaceful face. He woke up, and gave me "good-day. Smiley, who he heard was at one time living in Angels Camp. I added that if Mr.
At the start of the Civil War, Samuel Clemens lost his job as a steamboat pilot and travelled west to Nevada and California. He pieced together a ramshackle existence by prospecting for silver, mining for gold, and working as a local reporter and correspondent selling sketches and essays—by Mark Twain—to several newspapers and magazines. Upon his return to San Francisco from the camps, Clemens received an invitation from the popular American humorist, Artemus Ward, to contribute a sketch to his forthcoming travel book about the Nevada Territory.
Не обращайте на него внимания, - засмеялась. - Он просто расстроен. Но он получит то, что ему причитается. - Она встряхнула волосами и подмигнула .
Настали не лучшие времена, - вздохнул Стратмор. Не сомневаюсь, - подумала. Сьюзан никогда еще не видела шефа столь подавленным. Его редеющие седые волосы спутались, и даже несмотря на прохладу, создаваемую мощным кондиционером, на лбу у него выступили капельки пота.
Это. Он .
Сьюзан, в свою очередь, удивил ответ шефа. - Но ведь у нас есть ТРАНСТЕКСТ, почему бы его не расшифровать? - Но, увидев выражение лица Стратмора, она поняла, что правила игры изменились. - О Боже, - проговорила Сьюзан, сообразив, в чем дело, - Цифровая крепость зашифровала самое. Стратмор невесело улыбнулся: - Наконец ты поняла. Формула Цифровой крепости зашифрована с помощью Цифровой крепости.
- Эдди места себе не находит. - В Коннектикут. - Я же сказал. Возвращается домой, к мамочке и папочке, в свой пригород. Ей обрыдли ее испанская семейка и местное житье-бытье.
- Значит, тебе известно про Цифровую крепость. А я-то думал, что ты будешь это отрицать. - Подите к черту.
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