A Day`s Wait by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway wrote a story about a boy who tried to suffer i silence. In this short story he writes with an influence style, with long descriptions, short and realistic dialogue. When Hemingway wrote stories he tried to use vivid verbs and nouns, instead of a lot of adjectives and adverbs.  An example of a typical dialogue from A Days`s Wait is in the beginning:

“What’s the matter, Schatz?”1 “I’ve got a headache.”
“You better go back to bed.” “No. I’m all right.”

“You go to bed. I’ll see you when I’m dressed.”

Aswell as the dialogue goes quick, Hemingway does not tell who the speaker is, which is interesting, because I still do understand what is going on. From line 65 to 83 you can clearly see Hemingway`s sentence structure by his long sentences for description, and shorter sentences in the conversation.

A Day`s Wait is one of his stories, which is based on a true event in his life. Some authors makes facts become fiction, and this is a good example of it.  When Hemingway lived in France, his son once also came in with a fever, as Schatz in A Day`s Wait.

Hemingway is also a part of the lost generation.After the first world war a lot og young men lost their teen years, because of the huge war. Ernest Hemingway wrote a lot about the lost generation, and their feelings, which many readers found interesting. .

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A Day`s Wait by Ernest Hemingway

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