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Mark Twain comparisons in "Two ways of Seeing a River"

Discuss Twain's use of comparison-contrast in "Two ways of Seeing a River." Does he compare or contrast the ideas/subjects in his essay? Does he use a point-by-point or block pattern? What, exactly, is he comparing/contrasting, and to what end?


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Mark Twain contrasts seeing true beauty versus the technical aspects of nature in "Two ways of Seeing a River." He uses a block pattern and discusses how, after studying the river, he can now see every aspect of it, knowing what it means when the sun is shining off of it and ...