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May 27, 2008 / johnjcarino

Hemingway’s five rules for writing

Incoming Juniors are reading The Sun Also Rises, and they might find Hemingway’s five rules helpful in rhetorical analysis of his work.  Note that Hemingway himself is ambivalent to ironic about rhetoric — keep that in mind:

One may love him or hate him — he did win the Pulitzer Prize.  What do you think about these rules?





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  1. K. Lawlor / May 28 2008 1:09 AM

    If Pulitzers were so great then Joyce Carol Oates wouldn’t have been nominated for one.

  2. mrcarino / May 28 2008 2:28 PM

    Kyle Lawlor’s secret crush!

  3. devin / May 28 2008 6:00 PM

    I believe it, string beans seek each othr out

  4. K. Lawlor / May 28 2008 11:15 PM

    Very mature. The temptation to descend all the way down to your level is too great:
    Mr. Carino’s secret mistress:

    I can only assume you’re a big fan of Hercule Poirot.

  5. mrcarino / May 28 2008 11:56 PM

    I must admit that I brought that upon myself. I must also concede that Agatha was a rather handsome woman in her day.

  6. K. Lawlor / May 29 2008 3:55 AM

    Perhaps by England’s standards, yes.

  7. michaeldepaola / May 30 2008 3:46 AM

    Isn’t Ernest Hemingway a little like Mr. Sides, adventurous and defying convention? Besides, isn’t his insight a bit over your head.

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