Finding humor on twians stories the notorious jumping frog of

In an essay entitled “how to tell a story,” twain wrote: “the humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it pleases,and arrive nowhere in particular…. it is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects there is anythhing funny about it.” Write an explanatory text in which you explore whether twain follows his own rules for telling a funny story in life of the Mississippi and “the notorious jumping frog of calaveras county.” Consider similarities and differences in the humor displayed in the two narratives.

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