prosaicism


Related to prosaicism: prosaism, Prosaist

prosaicism

a phrase written in the style of prose. Also prosaism. — prosaist, n. — prosaic, prosaical, adj.
See also: Literary Style
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Yet this order is destabilized by poetic devices that impede automatization and destabilize the anaphoric process implicit in every instantiation of closed form--enjambment, prosaicism, rhymes between lexical couplets of opposing signs, and so on.
45) In response to Rossetti's request for comments on "Stratton Water," Allingham sent him a "minute criticism" that, unfortunately, has not survived, but apparently contained negative comments "as regards abruptness, improbabilities, prosaicisms, coarseness, & other esses and isms" as well as a remark to the effect that its "dialect .
What first strikes the hearer here is the total unsingingness of these lines as the Gautier smoothness is mechanically undercut by flat prosaicisms.