Discussion Of Local Color In Mark Twain

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He became an apprentice to a printer and later went to work for his brother who was a publisher. In 1861 he began to write his own short stories that were published in magazines. In many of Twain's novels and short stories he uses local color to help define his characters and give meaning to his stories ("The Norton Anthology Of American Literature" page 212-215)...
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In other words local color is used to express "distinctive natural, social, and linguistic features" ("The Norton Anthology Of American Literature" page 12). Mark Twain often used local color to create realistic characters and settings within his writings. In many of Mark Twain's stories, such as "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn," he easily gives his characters their own vernacular language...
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