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dialect - Shelby Smith Mrs. Kennedy EH 224 February 23,...

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Shelby Smith Mrs. Kennedy EH 224 February 23, 2011 Dialect And Accent Speak Volumes “I can’t understand the words that are coming out of your mouth!” Although this quotation is from James Carter, a fictional character from the Rush Hour series, it adequately describes the feeling that many of us have when conversing with someone of a different dialect. Even though two people may speak the same language, it is often difficult to use effective communication if there is strong accent that clouds the pure sound of a word. However, since dialects are found in every culture, literature would be incomplete if dialect and accent were not used. In the cases of Kate Chopin and Samuel Clemmons (Mark Twain) how the dialogue is portrayed is just as important as the characters giving us a feel of the culture, the time in which the work was based, and the true feelings of the characters. The first benefit of dialogue is the definition of the culture being described. In Clemmons’ The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,
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