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William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway contributed a great deal to American literature with their new and unique styles of writing They are both known for their experimental ideas which are quite different from each other Faulkners novels contain descriptive complicated and long sentences while Hemingway writes in a simple plain and straightforward mannerHemingway and Faulkners way of constructing a sentence are very different Hemingway uses language that is easy to understand and read For example he writes sentences such as He knew what a huge fish this was and I wish I had the boy He lets the reader know what is going on at all times and does not leave anything p to the imagination Also Hemingway uses short sentence o portray his point more easily Come on and kill me I do not care who kills who He writes clear direct simple sentencesHowever on the other hand Faulkner uses long descriptive sentences His goal is to give the reader a vivid mental picture For example the following sentence from A Rose for Emily creates a clear image in the readers mindThey rose when she entered-a small fat women in black with a thin gold chain descending to her wait and vanishing into her belt leaning on an ebony cane with a tarnished gold headAlso Faulkner writes long complicated sentences as opposed to Hemingway One sentence readsAlive Miss Emily had been a tradition a duty and a care a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town dating from that day in 1894 when Colonel Sartoris the mayor-he who fathered the edict that no Negro woman should appear on the streets without an apron-remitted her taxes the dispensation dating from the death of her father on into perpetuityHe includes many ideas and images in each sentence sometimes making it difficult to understand and clearly read Faulkners long descriptive style is much different from Hemingways simple and
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