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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Mark Twain
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Describe Simon Wheeler’s tone and if you think it adds to the humor of Mark Twain’s story.

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In Mark Twain's "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," the sesterer, Simon Wheeler, exaggerates his description of the frog's talents.  For instance, he acts as though the frog were intelligent and thoughtful as he comments,

You never see a frog so modest and straightfor'ard as he was, for all he  was so gifted.

This exaggeration is typical of western humorists, and with his dialect , Wheeler's effective exaggeration clearly adds to the humor of Twain's story. This exaggeration that is intended to delight the reader is also...

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