The Special style in Ernest Hemingway’s Narratives



This article argues that the notion of ‘death’ overwhelms most of Hemingway’s works. ’Death’, as being conceived by Ernest Hemingway in his works is widely driven from the various cultures he has been exposed to as a journalist, a writer and a soldier during the World War One. This article is motivated, by one unique question:

 Are there any stylistic elements bearing the concept of death

To examine this question, the study reveals that Hemingway uses wind, cold, dark, night, rain and black as symbols to show his angst to ‘death’. Hemingway‘s own experience is mirrored in many of his works; A Farwell to Arms is studied because it is the most striking example. The novel is analyzed to depict the inserted stylistic elements referring to ‘death’. For Whom the Bell Tolls bears various types of repetition used to hammer the notion of death.  The aforementioned novel is subjected to the study because it best reflects the analysis since it is a  novels of war.


Key words: Epistrophe, Repetition, Reiteration.


Donaldson, Scott, ed. The Cambbridge Companion to Ernest Hemingway (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), p.89.

Ernest, Hemingway. For Whom the Bell Tolls Publisher: Penguin Books. (1955). 442 pp.

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