of his other short stories Twain uses humor and irony: Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isnt any. Amaranths just turned the point behind us, and shes just a humping herself, too (Mark Twain The Great Steamboat Race).
Ironically, this was also the society to which he aspired and gained entry. He cites a story, The Wounded Soldier, as an example and to explain the difference in the different manners of storytelling, explaining that: The American would conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about. Humor was absolutely essential to Mark Twain, helping him navigate life just as he learned to navigate the Mississippi when a young man, reading the depths and nuances of the human condition like he learned to see the subtleties and complexities of the river beneath. He is known for the use of southern language and dialect in his writings, I believe that Twain uses these southern characteristics to add a certain level of wit to his short stories. Using humor and satire to soften the edges of his keen observations and critiques, he revealed in his writing some of the injustices and absurdities of society and human existence, his own included. McKettrick 4 Hunting the Deceitful Turkey by Mark Twain is short story that combines animals with irony, and a whole lot of humor.