Last winter, I went on a camping trip in the woods. As we unpacked our tents, I couldn’t believe what I saw. Two red eyes glowing right at me behind a bush. They were getting bigger and bigger the closer the creature got to us. We usually go camping in this forest, but this was the first time I saw something strange here. My stomach churned as I noticed the bush starting to rustle, alarming me that the creature will jump out and kill us. ¨Hey Matt, do you see those big, glowing, red eyes too?¨ I whispered, still looking at the creature hidden behind the bush. Matt, my best friend, was too busy fighting the cloth of our tent because he got his legs somehow stuck.
The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” both written by Mark Twain, are similar in terms of Twain’s style using figurative language, syntax, and different types of diction.
One animal that prepares for the arrival of winter is the Rana Sylvatica, it is a species of wood frog’s that freezes it self through winter and then comes back to life. The tiny amphibians can survive for weeks with an incredible two-thirds of their body water completely frozen to the point where they are essentially solid frog sicles . Even more incredible is the fact that the wood frogs stop breathing and their hearts stop beating entirely for days to weeks at a time. In fact, during its period of frozen winter hibernation, the frogs physical processes from metabolic activity to waste production grind to a near halt. What’s more the frogs are likely to endure multiple freeze or thaw episodes over the course of a winter.The frogs have
In their movements, northern leopard frogs can encounter native grass prairie as well as crop fields and grazed pastures that potentially can act as barriers to their movements. Since grassland prairie and wetlands in the PPR have been greatly reduced, the wetlands that are highly depended on by the northern leopard frog to complete its’ life cycle in the prairie pothole region have become separated by greater distances. Depending on the cover type through which a frog must move, it can become exposed to the sun, wind, and other environmental factors for longer periods of time that, in turn, could cause them to lose water faster than if moving through a more naturally vegetated area. In addition, they may become more visible to predators.
The Southern Corroboree Frog is a critically endangered species found on Mt Kosciusko, in Victoria, Australia.
It was a dark and stormy night in Wismertown. The streets abandoned as everyone has retreated to the safety and security of their own homes. Or so that was to be expected. One boy, a very reckless boy was still on the streets, running. But from what? Nobody knows. It is said to be 50 feet long and just as wide, a very feared beast. Wismertown is filled with monsters and all sorts of misshaped creatures, but none were like this. Jake ran and ran until he could not and would not run any farther. He finally reached his home. He jumped onto his bed and under the covers as the gargantuan beast was still patrolling the streets. After a few hours of hiding under the sheets passed, Jake heard a satisfying flap of wings and looked outside to see the
She finally found the person that was crying, she didn’t know what kind creature he was. She was frightened to talk to him because of how big he was, when he heard her she froze and he grabbed her. His name was Charlie Stump, he has brown hair, green eyes, tall and slender but built. She had asked him why he was crying.
An hour later as night falls, Little Monster Mean stumbles up off the ground and slowly ventures into wickedly dark, Soul Forest, where it is known that evil comes from. With moss in hand following the trail to her grandmas, Little Monster Mean hears a whistle up ahead, she runs to catch up with whoever is up there, hoping to pass some time. When she reaches the person whistling she stops and freezes. It’s her mother, she ignores her and then runs to her grandmas.
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is by Mark Twain. It tells a story about Jim Smiley, though the narrator was sent to learn about Leonidas W. Smiley. Jim Smiley is known for his risky attitude. He is a gambler that often cheats, he is greedy, and uneducated
While in the Frog’s classroom, during my observations, I noticed that sharing toys among the children has been a popular conflict. During one incident, four kids were playing with magnets and Noah tried joining in but there were too many children at the table. Noah tried to grab some magnets that were already being used by another child. Noah then became angry and expressed his anger by head butting the child who was using the magnets. One of the teachers then began to notice what was going on. The teacher then told Noah that head butting was not okay and that he needs to wait his turn or go find a different toy to play with. Noah then walked away with a strong attitude. The teacher asked if he needed to take a break and sit down on his own.
On her way through the woods young Flossie was setting out to deliver a basket of eggs to her neighbor because of a lurking fox that scared the chickens form laying eggs. As Flossie makes her way through the woods she comes across a talking fox who tries very hard to convince the young girl that he indeed is a real fox, but clever Flossie continues to question him all the way through the woods until she arrives safely at her neighbors home.
The following essay will lay out a literary analysis of the plot, major characters and the major themes, of the story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. The story takes place in an old mid-19th century mining town called Angels Camp, the narrator claims to go there to find a man by the name of Simon Wheeler. Like any mining town in the West, it was populated primarily by men, many of them looking for their fortune. As something of a frontier town, it would probably seem to be full of loud, uncouth, and uneducated people compared to the more genteel East.
It was a gorgeous summer day. the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the world was at peace on the seemingly carefree sunday afternoon. church had just ended and the children ran fast and free ready to play. They ran two and twelve towards the town’s lake to go swimming, in order to ward off the heat of the noon sun. They stampeded through town bumping over numerous people and even one another to reach the cool blue waves. The menacing multitude took a sharp turn from the street to an old dusty road. The trees shook in the evening breeze and swayed slightly further when the children hurried by. Dust faintly clouded out the light that poured over the path. Finally they reached the dock and began to take off and swap clothes. The boys took off their shirts and pants and swam in their underwear, while the girls chose to go behind some nearby bushes.and exchange out their attire. When everyone was in they started to splash one another while laughing and shouting. A few of them dived under the water to search for fish and other sea life. When they came back, up two of them had seaweed, one held a starfish, and two others had a crab holding it by both sides. It was getting a little later in the day, but the kids were not quite yet ready to leave their fun to rest. They decided to play hide and seek even though the sun was beginning to make its descent behind the green curtains that were the distant hills. One child counted while everyone hid and waited. As he counted out
American writer, humorist, realist, and publisher, Mark Twain is one of the few writers who has left in American Literature. Twain began his writing career with light and uplifting stories, but soon became a master of casualism speech. The diction, imagery, and craft used in Twain’s stories makes him undoubtedly one of the greatest authors of all time. In the frame folktale, “ The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” Twain incorporates a theme that reveals that being overly confident and impulsive can lead to one’s demise.