Rhetorical Analysis Of A Farewell To Arms

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War veteran and distinguished writer Ernest Hemingway possesses a discernible understated strategy of writing that allows readers to piece together what he is writing about, even without everything laid out directly for the audience. Hemingway’s style encompasses a myriad of literary and rhetorical devices used to stimulate emotion from the reader and help get a deeper understanding of the characters as well; these devices also help to reveal his tone. In A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway utilizes literary devices throughout the novel to help guide readers through the protagonist’s, Frederic Henry’s, pursuit of happiness with the love of his life all while fighting in World War I as an ambulance driver. Notably, in chapter twenty-one of A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway employs figures of speech, diction, and syntax which all contribute to his somber tone in this chapter, and overall, his pithy writing style.…show more content…
At the beginning of the passage, the narrator speaks of “September [when] the first cool nights came, [and] then [when] the days were cool and the leaves on the trees in the park began to turn color and [they] knew the summer was gone” (Hemingway 133). In this case, summer is used as a metaphor for the happy times Frederic had while injured and excused of his military duties, when he was able to spend time with his true love, Catherine and have fun with his friends too. But as Hemingway subtly points out, injuries heal, cold weather returns, and Frederic must return to the front. He introduces the chapter

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