Rhetorical Analysis Ernest Hemingway

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Keep it the Heming-Way “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
- Ernest Hemingway It has been brought to my attention that the English Department is questioning the importance of teaching about Ernest Hemingway, who they say is a “simplistic” writer. A Farewell to Arms is an example of a novel Hemingway wrote which mirrors his life and many of his own experiences during the time he spent in World War I. He is familiar with the settings of his novels because he once lived within them. As a result of writing for a newspaper company in his younger ages, Hemingway developed a unique style that is direct and seems “simplistic” to many. However, there is much more beyond the words in Hemingway’s novels that takes deep analysis and careful reading to pick up on. The statements previously made by Ima Whyner about Hemingway’s sentence structure, dialogue, descriptions, and themes are inaccurate and untrue. Ms. Whyner misunderstood Hemingway’s writing when she stated that his sentence structure has “no complexity”. His sentences may not seem complex because they flow so well together. He incorporates a lot more to his sentences other than getting his point across to the reader. In the beginning of chapter 37 when Mr. Henry and Catherine are rowing towards Switzerland Hemingway
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In the bed of the river there were pebbles and boulders, dry and white in the sun, and the water was clear and swiftly moving and blue in the channels. Troops went by the house and down the road and the dust they raised powdered the leaves of the trees. The trunks of the trees too were dusty and the leaves fell early that year and we saw the troops marching along the road and the dust rising and leaves, stirred by the breeze, falling and the soldiers marching and afterward the road bare and white except for the leaves (Hemingway

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