A Day’s Wait

Is it brave to suffer in silence?

Whether from a physical injury or a broken heart? I do not think so. I think it takes a bit of bravery to open up to other people and to ask others for help. When someone is hurt, they might think that others will make fun of them, or even make it worse.

A day’s wait

We have been reading “A Day’s Wait” by Ernest Hemingway in class. Ernest Hemingway is a famous author with a special way of writing. His writing style is so popular that many authors have copied his way of writing. In this short story Hemingway uses short sentences when characters are talking, but long sentences when describing. This makes the dialogues sound much more realistic, and it helps the reader to understand the environment better.


“You go to bed. I’ll see you when I’m dressed.”

But when I came downstairs he was dressed, sitting by the fire, looking very sick and miserable boy of nine years. When I put my hand on his forehead I knew he had a fever.

“You go up to bed,” I said, “you’re sick.”

Another thing worth noticing about Hemingway’s writing style is his word choice. He uses vivid verbs and precise nouns rather than using many adjectives and adverbs.


People were there, but he felt detached from them.

There is a serious flu epidemic this winter.

He had slack muscles from lack of exercise.

It was evidently too much for him to deal with.

The man observed a covey of partridges.


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