Critique Style In Classic Literature

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O.Henry, Mark Twain, and John Steinbeck. These are three authors that have had great experience in writing classic literature. Classic authors use their unique style to withstand the test of time. Their styles allow them to have themes that are still relevant.
O. Henry’s unique style is shown in his work. He writes with situational irony. This is a plot twist, or surprise ending. In a short story, The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry, Della cut off her precious hair and sold it so she could have enough money to buy Jim, her husband, a present. Selling his watch to have the money, Jim bought Della a Christmas gift(SPP). “And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed
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One of Mark Twain writing styles is social commentary. This is when he makes fun of things that he thinks people take too seriously. This is shown in the novel Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain. When Tom was in Sunday school and the guest speaker came, everyone was showing off to try and impress him(CX). “And above it all the great man sat and beamed a majestic judicial smile upon all the house”(Ch 4). This proves that he is making fun of people that think they are better and smarter than everyone around them. Everyone can relate to the fact that there is always that one person who thinks they rule everything, and no one could ever be as good as them (CD). Another way that he shows his style of writing is with sarcasm. This is shown when Tom was in Sunday school and the guest speaker was trying to get everyone 's attention and one girl was looking outside. “I am afraid she thinks I am out there somewhere-perhaps up in one of the trees making a speech to the little birds”(Ch. 4). This proves that he was making a snide comment about the girl looking outside instead of paying attention. People all over love Twain’s hilarious remarks and the way he plays with words. Bringing a nice twist to his writing, Mark Twain shows his style in his work with a great sense of humor and a great way of bringing a nice twist to his writing
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