What is an example of the "appeals" Twain uses to support his premise in the essay "Corn-pone Opinions?"
Appeals to authority, of varying types, are a major tool of persuasive essays. By appealing to some sort of authoritative power, the essay writer tries to convince the reader that their stated position is correct. In the essay "Corn-pone Opinions," Mark Twain makes several appeals to convince the reader; one of these is the "Appeal to Common Sense." Mark Twain considered his readership to be of typical intelligence, the type who understand common sense positions...
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