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Title: Mark Twain The Great American Humorist


1
Mark Twain The Great American Humorist
  • Ellen Kuznicki
  • English 5 20th Century American Literature
  • Set 8

2
Table of Contents
  • Mark Twains Scrapbook
  • Mark Twains Home
  • The Notorious Frog of Calaveras County
  • Annotated Bibliography

3
Mark Twains Scrapbook
4
Mark Twains Home
5
The Notorious Frog of Calaveras County
is a Frame Tale. The story is set within a
story.The stories about Jim Smileys animals are
Tall Tales. (Skiba 411)
6
Story map of the final frog tale
  • PROBLEM A stranger bets against Smileys frog
    BUT he doesnt have a frog.
  • GOAL Smiley wants his frog Daniel to win like
    he always does.
  • SETTING An old saloon

7
Main Characters
  • Narrator (I or Mark Twain) narrator of the frame
    tale.
  • Simon Wheeler narrator of the tall tale. One
    dimensional.
  • Smiley Protagonist, stereotypical hick.
    Three-dimensional character.
  • Stranger Antagonist, stereotypically cant be
    trusted. One dimensional.

8
Story map continued
  • PLOT Smiley leaves Danl alone with the
    stranger whilst he ventures into the nearby swamp
    fer a healthy frog.
  • The stranger spies a box of quailshot on the
    counter and fills pore ol Danl full.
  • Smiley returns the frogs are aligned, and Smiley
    yells,Flies, Danl, flies.

9
The end of the story map
  • The strangers frog jumps but Danl just heaves
    his shoulders and dont seem to budge none.
  • The stranger wins the bet and leaves.
  • Smiley checks out pore ol Danl and discovers he
    hefts a few pounds.
  • He tips the frog over and out pours the quailshot.

10
Theme to learn You cant trust everybody,
especially a complete stranger.
11
Annotated Bibliography
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