The Greatest First Line in American Literature?

The opening line of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a world-building masterpiece.

Jason McBride
Weirdo Poetry
Published in
5 min readJan 15, 2024

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All images are collages created by Jason McBride

A plain text version of this graphic essay can be found at the bottom of this post.

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Jason McBride
Weirdo Poetry

Freelance Writer & Illustrator | Poet & Visual Essayist | Amateur Human | he/him https://weirdopoetry.com/newsletter/