Mark Twain Biography: A Man of Many Names

Samuel Clemens was born on November 30 n 1835. He had a very adventurous childhood, which would later help him develop inspiration for his tales Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Clemens had a little over 4 different pen names. “Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass”, and “Josh” were some of his absurd pen names. It wasn’t oil he discovered the pen name “Mark Twain”, his work with writing would evolve.  The phrase “Mark Twain” actually was a temt-at-desk-croprm for the Mississippi river. It meant the fine line between deep, rough waters and calm waters. Example: Quarter Twain, Half Twain, Mark Twain. It foreshadows how he wrote, getting deep, intense, or even just calm. His own pen name described his personality seen throughout his writing.  He really found himself with the pen name Mark Twain, despite all the other names he had previously. Stories such as the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and his masterpiece Huckleberry Finn all were written under the alias of Mark Twain. Mark Twain will go down as Celmens’s most prominently known alias due to the success he undergone with it. Overall, Mark Twain’s impact on American Literature will never be forgotten, as it has changed the game.

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1 Response to Mark Twain Biography: A Man of Many Names

  1. 18mbb says:

    I enjoyed your opening, great use of humor describing Sam’s different pen names. Also, great description on how Sam found the name of “Mark Twain”. How did he come up with the other ones though? Maybe include where and how he found his earlier names.

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