The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea Writing Style


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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