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There Isn't Any Use

SUNRISE-AMWDLH

'It's my fault, Jake. It's the way I'm made.'
'Couldn't we go off in the country for a while?'
'It wouldn't be any good. I'll go if you like. But I couldn't live quietly in the country. Not with my own true love.'
'I know.'
'Isn't it rotten? There isn't any use my telling you I love you.'
'You know I love you.'
'Let's not talk. Talking's all bilge.’

How does Hemingway’s signature style in the passage above reinforce the content of this interaction from Book I between Jake and Brett?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Most of what is significant in the conversation is left unsaid.

B

The use of polysyndeton in the passage supports the way these characters cling to each other.

C

The short, clipped sentence structure supports the idea that these characters are not revealing much of significance to each other.

D

The failure to include dialogue identifiers (“she said”, or “Jake said”) makes it difficult to distinguish between the speakers.

E

The use of highly charged, emotional language contradicts the dispassionate nature of the interaction.