Amelia Tatum Grabowski '13, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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Flowing across his pages, the Mississippi River inextricably winds itself through Mark Twain’s canon. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that my image of Clemens, my Mark Twain, is as a personification of his beloved river. Twain draws his readers to the water’s edge, seduces readers to stare into his depths, and reflects the achievements and failings of humanity. Furthermore, like the Mississippi River, Twain embeds himself in the American psyche.
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Grabowski, Amelia Tatum, "My Mark Twain: Old Man River" (2012). Student Publications. 15.