Poetry by Mark Twain
Mark Twain Poetry
Although Mark Twain was best known for being a satirist and a humorously creative author, he also wrote a few poems. We have referenced these six in our curriculum, including in American Literature (EIL3) and Introduction to Literature (EIL1).
- “A Sweltering Day In Australia”
- “Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec’d”
- “The Aged Pilot Man”
- “Those Annual Bills”
- “To Jennie”
In addition to fiction and poetry, Mark Twain was also an excellent writer of prose pieces. EIl’s selection of these can be found here.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He drew heavily on his own life experience when writing, which is evident in everything from his travelogues such as The Innocents Abroad to his beloved novels, many of which take place on the Mississippi River where Twain worked as a pilot. His best-known novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his favorite of all his books was his beautiful portrayal of Joan of Arc.
When will you read Mark Twain’s writing in Excellence in Literature?