Iceberg Theory

The Iceberg Model (English: Iceberg Theory) is a theory of literary writing, which goes back to the writer Ernest Hemingway.

"If a prose writer understands enough of what he is writing, he is avoiding what is clear to him. If the writer writes only sincere enough, the reader will feel just as strongly that Omitted as if the author put it down on paper. An iceberg about moves so gracefully, as only one-eighth of it is water. "

After Hemingway strengthen all recessed in the text information only the foundation of the iceberg (and history). An action is thus able to create a subtext.

  • Literary term