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Mark Twain's Earthquake

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Mark Twain writes about the Earthquake with a vague sense of time, a first person point of view, descriptive language and copious amounts of humor. Throughout the article Mr. Twain never states what the exact date is he simply says “...just after noon on a bright October day.”(line 3) this is important because it shows that e is not writing to give a clear factual perspective as he has not given a direct fact. Using descriptive language Mark Twain gives the audience visuals of a building vomiting people, and a celing opening and shutting like a mouth. Mr. Twain also gives the audicen visuals of what the people in panic after the earthquake are doing such as a woman carrying her chikd around like a dressed turkey. Humor is used in the description
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