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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County


by Mark Twain

Analysis: Writing Style

Clever and Colloquial

This story is told with a frame narrative. The narrator uses educated diction, and explains how absurd Simon Wheeler is. Simon Wheeler narrates the inside story, and he uses an uneducated vernacular to tell his tall tales about Smiley and Dan'l Webster.

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