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Analysis

The Old Man and the Sea Writing Style

Hemingway-esque

Yes, that’s right, the man gets his own style name. That’s because Hemingway is famous for his style: the short, factual sentences, the declarative nature of the words – Hemingway popularized this at a time when people were peppering parenthetical prepositional phrases into their work like there was no tomorrow. It’s as though everyone else was painting huge oil canvases, and Hemingway drew a penciled sketch that was somehow better than all the other works of the time. Pretty impressive stuff.

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