Ap Huck Finn Essay

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    AP Essay: The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain uses multiple stylistic elements in his passage of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” to convey the differences between life on the shore and life on the river. He uses forms like onomatopoeias and imagery to clearly depict the differences of the two contrasting settings.    In the second paragraph of the passage, Twain uses words like “...bang! bang! bang!” to set a mood of action. The next sentence says “The boys jumped for the river…” and it suggests the reason behind using the onomatopoeia. To sum it up, this paragraph is about how the boys fled from the men chasing them, who were armed with guns. On the other hand, the other half of the passage has no onomatopoeia use present. Instead, words and phrases like “softened” and “it was so still” serves to show that life on the shore, away from the men, was calmer and less hectic than life on the river. This is also how Twain makes use of word choice to contrast the two very different lifestyles.    Mark Twain also uses his knowledge about imagery in his writing by painting readers a picture of a crazy-refuge seeking criminal lifestyle, and also a life of ease with nothing but man and his nature.The pictures he provides through his writing show how differently Mark Twain viewed the two lifestyles. Twain writes “The boys jumped for the river--both of them hurt--and as they swum down the current the men run along the bank shooting at them and singing out, ‘Kill them, kill them!’” and makes use of imagery to paint a picture of how dangerous living in that position was to the characters. Later in the passage Twain depicts a setting of life on the shore as one that is centered on stillness and nature with no distractions. He shows this

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