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Notable style of writing with short stories ~ Hemingway. Citing different Short...

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darcyelijah | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:32 AM via web

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Notable style of writing with short stories ~ Hemingway. 

Citing different Short Stories and their related style of how Hemingway wrote.  Common theme perhaps?  Writing style. Recurring themes.

 

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kschweiz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted May 11, 2011 at 11:10 AM (Answer #2)

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An example of common writing style for Hemingway would be his use of third person objective perspective. This perspective is difficult for writers, as it requires the author to step back from emotions and thoughts entirely, an unusual feat. Objective perspective focuses on actions, leaving interpretation of the characters' thoughts and feelings to the reader. This is Hemingway's way of revealing things in what is not said. He uses this technique in "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Sun Also Rises," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place."

Common themes in Hemingway's literature surround war, women and their natures, the affect of war on men, and the emasculation of men either by women or war.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM (Answer #3)

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Hemmingway's stories were usually semiautobiographical. He had rich experiences, as a traveler and reporter, that he incorporated into his stories and novels. Part of the appeal with Hemmingway is the reality his experiences lend to his books. They are jaunty good adventures, all the more exciting for the fact that the author had lived them himself.
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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM (Answer #4)

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Hemingway's signature style has been given the name "iceburg."  With this style, the reader must discern meaning which is beneath the surface rather within the content of what has been written.  For instance, his short story "Hills Like White Elephants" which is written almost entirely as dialogue between a man and a woman, requires readers to discern meaning by going beneath the surface of the conversation between the couple, interpreting the symbolism of the setting, and the nuances of meaning in certain words that the young man and woman use to converse with one another.

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citizen169 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM (Answer #5)

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If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing. —Ernest Hemingway in Death in the Afternoon

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