A Discourse Study of the Iceberg Principle in A Farewell to Arms

Daoshan MA, Shuo ZHANG


The iceberg principle (also know as the “Principle of Omission”) is a term used to describe the writing style of the American writer—Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), who compares his principle on writing to an iceberg. The principle is well presented in A Farewell to Arms, where much of the content has been omitted, leaving the readers to explore it through their logical thinking and imagination. 


Iceberg principle; A Farewell to Arms; Omission; Implication

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320140801.3918


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