Which are the sentences that establish the style of Hemingway's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"?

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It stands to reason that the opening sentences, particularly the first sentence, must be the ones to establish the style of a story. And this maxim is true for hemingway's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place." Yet, since so much of this story is told as dialogue, then later as the old waiter's soliloquy (speeches in which speakers addresses themselves), a sentence written after the opening is also instrumental in establishing style.

The first sentence Hemingway writes sets up the style, as it rightly should and must do. In it, he incorporates and...

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