Mark Twain History

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Nia Henderson
March 14, 2013
5th period
Rhetorical Analysis
Samual Longhorne Clemon well known as "Mark Twain" was born on November 30, 1895 in Florida, Missouri. He was the sixth of seventh children of John and Jane Clemons. The family later moved to a small town Hannibal, Missouri where his father died of pneumania which prompted him to leave school and become a printers apprentice. He recieved work from his brother Orions newspaper Hannibal Western Union as a printer and editorial assistant which is where he found his passion for writing. He published his first story Gallent Fireman which was a humorous piece that helped him get a job in St. Louis to become a licensed steamboat pilot apprentice on the Mississippi River. Twains favorite job was as a steamboat pilot apprentice but it was short lived because of the Civil War. The would be the foundation of his pen name "Mark Twain" that is a riverboat term for two fathoms or twelve feet and "Mark Twain" means that it is safe to navigate. Clemens began working as a newspaper reporter for several newspapers on the Western hempishere of the United States and in 1870 he married his lovely and wealthy wife Olivia Langdon and they had four children. Twain was beginning to be recognized nation wide by his story, Jim Smilely and His Jumping Frog which appeared in the New York Saturday Press that was unique about life in a mining camp. Twain's first published book, The Innocents Abroad was a humorous piece about his sightseeing on a five month Mediterrranean cruise which became a bestseller. He is the most incredible America writer because of his most famous books Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that showed his true talented as writer because of the colliquial language of the common people that created great literature. Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910 in Stormfield in Redding, Connnecuit and is now on Americas most influential writers.

Mark Twain was a successful writer that recieved...
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