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In the short poem by Emmeline Grangerford, Twain is satirizing bad poetry and bad literature in general.

How is he also satirizing society?


Twain is pointing out how hypocritical society is for not honoring the only person who honors death with any sort of reverence.


Twain is satirizing how society likes to spend their time and money when it comes to raising their children to be such bad poets.


Twain is poking fun at how inefficient the undertaking business is if a little girl could get to a dead body before the actual undertaker.


Twain is pointing out how ridiculous the overly-sentimental society is when it comes to death.


Twain is only satirizing bad poetry, not society here.

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