Notorious Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County And The Outcasts Of Poker Flat
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Both “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain and “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte are humorous stories. Twain and Harte both have contrasting and comparable techniques, such as hyperboles, understatements, and personification to convey humor throughout their stories.
In Mark Twains, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” his humor is presented mainly through the use of hyperboles and comical expressions.
He has the narrator, Simon Wheeler, begin telling his story in a very serious way. The way “he never smiled, never frowned, he never changed his voice from the gentle flowing key… he never betrayed the slightest suspicion of enthusiasm”(Twain 13) shows a contrasting, which emphasizes the hyperboles