Style is nothing but the author’s perfect choice of words and their arrangements. In other words, language plays a major role. The author has to carefully make use of sentences, and paragraphs so that he can produce a specific effect on the reader.

The Point of View Technique:

A writer’s style depends on the point-of-view technique:

1. The omniscient point of view makes a fairly complex style.

2. The first-person point of view can result in a simple style when it is recorded as “spoken,” but it is more complex if written.

3. The central intelligence produces a style that is slightly elevated above the level of intelligence of the focal character.

American Ernest Hemingway’s economical and simple style and his choice of images reveal subtle shifts in his characters’ psychosomatic states. His style is mainly effective first-person narration. You can enjoy the well-known opening paragraph of the 1927 story In Another Country:

“In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more. It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early. Then the electric lights came on and it was pleasant along the streets looking in the windows. There was much game hanging outside the shops, and the snow powdered in the fur of the foxes and the wind blew their tails. The deer hung stiff and heavy and empty, and small birds blew in the wind and the wind turned their feathers. It was a cold fall and the wind came down from the mountains.”

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