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This sparse, tight economy of words is one of the things that made Hemingway so very, very famous in the 1920s, and his distinctive style is still much admired to this day. Its extreme shortness makes its point all the more powerful, and the direct thaat of dialogue and inner monologue are far more effective here than any amount of descriptive language could ever be. The moSorry, your browser is not supported. eNotes requires Internet Explorer 9 or greater. Please upgrade your browserto use eNotes.We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.eNotes Support.
Better Together. Never miss a trending story with yahoo.comas your homepage. Every new tab displays beautiful Flickr photos and your most recently visited sites. Sorry, your browser is not supported. eNotes requires Internet Explorer 9 or greater. For example, only a brief conversation between the waiters takes place between the time when the younger waiter serves the old man a brandy and the time when the old man asks for another. Hemingway is not suggesting that the old man has slugged back the brandy quickly.
Time has lapsed here, but Hhat leaves it up to us to follow the pace of the story.