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Huck’s Language. Double Negatives. “We couldn’t seem to do nothing right.”. Misplaced Pronouns. “The Duke he fretted and sweated around.”. Wrong Pronoun Case. “So me and the Duke…”. Wrong Verb Tense. “I was good and glad when midday come.”. Subject/Verb Agreement.

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Huck s language

Huck’s Language

Double negatives

Double Negatives

“We couldn’t seem to do nothing right.”

Misplaced pronouns

Misplaced Pronouns

“The Duke he fretted and sweated around.”

Wrong pronoun case

Wrong Pronoun Case

“So me and the Duke…”

Wrong verb tense

Wrong Verb Tense

“I was good and glad when midday come.”

Subject verb agreement

Subject/Verb Agreement

“We judged they was studying up some kind of worse deviltry than ever.”



“Another time they tried to go at yellocution.”

Slang regional colloquialisms

Slang/Regional Colloquialisms

“I might as well go the whole hog.”

Descriptive figurative language

Descriptive Figurative Language

“I lit out and shook reefs out of my hind legs, and spun down the river road like a deer.”

“We begun to come to trees with Spanish moss on them, hanging down from limbs like long, gray beards.”

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