Mark Twain's Repeater

Hall, Rebecca G.
March 2007
Philological Review;Spring2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
This article focuses on American author Mark Twain's use of humor. The author describes Twain's repetitive jokes and cites humorous situations in several of his works, including "A Tramp Abroad" and "The Mysterious Stranger." A discussion is presented about Sigmund Freud's definition of humor as it relates to Twain's work. The parodic effect of repetition is mentioned. This article was edited by Daniel Haney.


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