The Least, The Most: Hemingway’s writing style

Qin YU


Hemingway’s style of writing is striking, he is skillful in using the “pause” and is considered as a master of the “pause” in literature. Hemingway, in contrast to romantic writers, puts stress on restraint and understatement. The most powerful effect comes from them. People feel overtones in his description of scenes, in his characters’ actions, in the dialogues and also in his psychological portraying. Hemingway’s spirit is under the silent surface, and his pause has the sense of beauty.
Key words: pause, restraint, understatement
Résumé: Le style d’écrit chez Hemingway est frappant , il est habile en l’usage de “ pause ” et est considéré comme maître de “pause” dans la littérature . Par rapport des autres écrivains romantiques , Hemingway met l’accent sur la sobriété et la litote , dont provient l’effet le plus puissant . On constate des sous-entendus dans sa description des scènes , dans les actions des héros , dans les dialogues ainsi que dans les descriptions psychologiques . L’esprit de Hemingway est derrière la surface silencieuse , et son “ pause ” a le sens de beauté .
Mots-clés: pause, sobriété, litote

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