(adjective) of, relating to, or like Ernest Hemingway or his literary style. In homage to Ernest Hemingway’s birthday today, July 21; we will honor Hemingway’s style. Yes, that’s right, the man gets his own style name. Hemingway is famous for his style: the short, factual sentences, the declarative nature of the words – Hemingway popularized this at a time when people were peppering parenthetical prepositional phrases into their work like there was no tomorrow. It’s as though everyone else was painting huge oil canvases, and Hemingway drew a penciled sketch that was somehow better than all the other works of the time. Pretty impressive stuff. Thanks Shmoop for the awesome metaphor! 

  • origin: 1940–45; Hemingway + -esque

Happy Birthday Ernest Hemingway! 

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