When did Mark Twain die?
April 21, 1910
When was Mark Twain born?
Where was he born?
A recurring element in a story that serves to unify
Five motifs for “Tom Sawyer”
1) spying, 2) dreams, 3) superstitions, 4) midnight, 5) thunder storms
3rd person omniscient
All knowing; godlike.
What point of view is “Tom Sawyer” written in?
3rd person omniscient
Arranged in order of time
In what order is “Tom Sawyer” told?
An example of imagery in “Tom Sawyer”
The thunderstorm on the island
Writing that ridicules or makes fun of people’s mistakes and weaknesses.
Example of satire in “Tom Sawyer”
Injun Joe’s death/funeral
Weakness of a character
Example of foible in “Tom Sawyer”
Aunt Polly with the medicine, bravado
A light amusing story that ends happily for the hero
Writing that treats serious subjects seriously
A break in the tension that is provided through a humerus moment or action.
Example of comic relief in “Tom Sawyer”
superstitions and pact in blood
The use of hints or clues in literature to suggest action that is to come.
Example of foreshadowing in “Tom Sawyer”
the ticking in the wall which indicates someone will die and then doc robinson dies
Examples of spying in “Tom Sawyer”
1.) in the graveyard
2.) Huck spying on room #2
3.) Tom spying on aunt Polly from under the bed
5.) Becky spying on alfred
6.) on the island the boys spy on the ferry boat
7.) the boys spied on their own funeral
8.) Sid is always spying on Tom
Examples of dreams in “Tom Sawyer”
1 Tom’s fake dream
2 dream about rats
3 Tom thought the haunted house was so horrible it must have been a dream.
4 Becky was “dreaming” of heaven
5Tom and Aunt Polly had a dream after the murder
6 Toms dream of finding the gold/treasure
Examples of references to midnight in “Tom Sawyer”
1.) murder scene happened around midnight
5.) the boys ran away at midnight
6.) the thunder storms hit around midnight
Examples of thunderstorms in “Tom Sawyer”
2.) the thunderstorm on island
3.) Tom fell sick and the thunderstorm hit
4.) thunder was rumbling in the distance during the murder scene
What is Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
What happened when Mark Twain was born and when he died?
The Halley’s Comet
How many children were in Mark Twain’s family?
What river was important to him as a child?
What did he and his friends want to be when the grew up?
River boat pilots
What century do we live in?
What century did Mark Twain live in?
The 19th mostly
Who else was a nineteenth century writer?
What war was Mark Twain in?
In the Civil War
How many children did MT have?
Three girls and a boy
What are some of his inventions?
A scrap book, a trivia game, and a collar thing
What color suite was he most famous for?
What animal was his first book/story about?
When did his wife die?
What trouble was he having with money?
He was going bankrupt
When was “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” published?
What job did his father pursue?
He was a lawyer
When did his father die?
Who was Mark Twain inspired by?
What does Mark mean?
boating term which means “safe waters”
What does Twain mean?
A set of two
About six feet in depth
What is another one of Mark Twain’s famous books?
Who did he marry?
What city did MT fall in love with?
What piece of land/house did he make
Where did he live?