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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“We couldn’t seem to do nothing right.”
“The Duke he fretted and sweated around.”
“So me and the Duke…”
“I was good and glad when midday come.”
“We judged they was studying up some kind of worse deviltry than ever.”
“Another time they tried to go at yellocution.”
“I might as well go the whole hog.”
“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.”