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Mark Twain’s Humor. Farce  – an exaggerated, broadly improbable scenario using characters for humorous effect. Parody  – an imitation of someone else’s style for comic effect. Satire  – the use of ridicule or sarcasm to expose or attack vices or follies.

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Mark twain s humor

Mark Twain’s Humor


Mark twain s humor

  • Farce – an exaggerated, broadly improbable scenario using characters for humorous effect


Mark twain s humor

  • Parody – an imitation of someone else’s style for comic effect


Mark twain s humor

  • Satire – the use of ridicule or sarcasm to expose or attack vices or follies


Mark twain s humor

  • Irony – a play on words in which the intended meaning of the words used is directly opposite their usual sense (i.e., calling a stupid plan “clever”)


Mark twain s humor

  • What do you think Twain was saying when he made each of these statements?

  • How is he similar/different to modern day comedians?

  • How is Twain’s humor still relevant today?


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