Ernest Hemingway's Writing Style in The Old Man and the Sea


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How does the iceberg theory apply to Hemingway's writing style?

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1. Using short sentences and easy-to-read language conveys the _____ of Hemingway's writing style.

2. How does Hemingway work out discussions between characters in The Old Man and the Sea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz your grasp of the writing techniques used by Ernest Hemingway in The Old Man and the Sea. Answer questions on key points such as the Iceberg Theory and how Hemingway used short and quick sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • The way the author utilizes dialogue
  • How he describes what happens to the fishermen
  • Where Hemingway's writing style comes from

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the Iceberg Theory and how it's connected to Hemingway's writing style
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the writing techniques in The Old Man and the Sea
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Hemingway first developed his writing style

Additional Learning

Further study on the author's literary technique in the novella is available from the lesson called Ernest Hemingway's Writing Style in The Old Man and the Sea. These points of interest will be covered:

  • Other books Hemingway was famous for
  • One of Hemingway's first jobs as a writer
  • An analysis of the literary styles of the novella and what made them unique to the author