My experience with satire became more and more common throughout the years. Also, I have been discovering satire in things I had not previously noticed it in. I am a fan of mostly dark humor and deadpan humor. Dark humor is humor that makes light of things that are considered serious or offensive. Deadpan humor is a type of humor that is about how it is delivered rather than the joke itself. It is delivered with little emotion and a straight face. An example of dark humor is:
Dentist: “This will hurt a little.”
Dentist: “I’ve been having an affair with your wife for a while now.”
Mark Twain is one of my favorite authors. I have done two book reports about a biography of him. So far I have read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and I had enjoyed them both. One thing I found interesting about Mark Twain is that he was born right after Halley’s comet and died a day after Halley’s comet was at its brightest on its return. Weird thing is that he had predicted he would die when it came back. Before he became a writer, he used to be a steamboat pilot which measures the depth of the water and how to navigate the Mississippi efficiently. Working on steamboats gave him his pen name Mark Twain which means two fathoms deep of water. His first job was actually at a print shop his brother Orion owned. Mark Twain wrote using dialect of the area the character were from and would give the reader a sense of actually being in the area themselves. Not only would it immerse the reader into what they were reading, it also would show what kind of person the character was. An example of this is if the character came from the East and was more educated than those of the south and west, the character would use larger words. If the character was from the south and didn’t have much education, the character would speak with a lot of contractions and made up words.