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    Comparing the literary framing of Stephen Crane and Mark Twain

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    While Stephen Crane does not use a typical "frame" like in Twain's "The Notorious Jumping Frog," both "An Illusion in Red and White" and "The Open Boat" begin with a short blurb, which frames the stories as true pieces of journalism. Explain two ways in which the frames for Crane's two stories are similar and/or different when compared to Twain's use of a frame in his story. In the response, discuss specific examples from the story to support the discussion.

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    For this question, you may want to consider discussing why a literary frame is used in the first place and why it is called a frame. What this means is that both Crane and Twain intend to frame the story in order to give the reader the necessary context to ...

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    This solution looks at the use of story framing as a literary device and why it is used. To illustrate the discussion, examples from stories by Stephen Crane and Mark Twain are discussed, and the framing styles of the two authors are compared and contrasted to see the ways in which they differ.

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