concettism

concettism

(kɒnˈtʃɛtɪzəm)
n
the use of concetti in writing
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concettism

1. any writing characterized by conceits, i.e., elaborate and fanciful figures of speech, as in the opening lines of T.S. Eliot’s “Prufrock.”
2. the use of conceits in writing.
See also: Language Style
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