Monday, August 31, 2015


In one of my classes today, we had a discussion about Ernest Hemingway. Due to being such an outstanding author, most of us have at least heard his name. An interesting fact that I did not know about him, is that he was supposedly given a challenge of writing a 6 word sentence; not just any sentence, a meaningful sentence. Anyone who has ever written, knows how hard it is to get your point across in six words. Hemingway majorly succeeded in doing this and wrote, "For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn." There are so many great things about this sentence. This sentence makes the reader ask many questions that tugs at them emotionally. He created a sentence worthy of discussion and that is what makes him such a great writer.  At the end of class, we were asked to create our own six word sentence. In doing so, this made me gain great respect for Hemingway and I now realize why he is put up on such a pedestal in the world of writing. If you would like to challenge yourself, try and write a 6 word sentence that is comparable to Hemingway's.

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