The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain

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Twain's Style in "The Celebrated Frog of Calaveras County" Why does the author use misspellings, strange sentence structure, and grammatical errors?

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Twain made use of the vernacular in this and in other works of his fiction to add an element of authenticity to his work. Clearly, having the dialogue that the characters speak set down as they actually spoke it as far as possible gives us a real insight into the sound of their voices and their way of speaking and view on life.

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Mark Twain was deliberate in his writings. His writing reflects imperfect "exactness"....

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To add to the characterization.  Are the "mistakes" lending themselves to the character?  DO they give you a feel of what the character or County is like?  If so, ht eauthor is using these mistakes as style.

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