Literary Style

Literary Style


the work and theories of the Acmeists, an anti-symbolist movement of early twentieth-century Russian poets, including Mandelstam and Akhmatova, who strove for lucidity of style, definiteness, and texture in their poetry. — acmeist, n., adj..
the characteristics of the poetry and writings of George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824).
the practice, especially in verse, of writing by arranging quotations from other authors. Also centonization. — cento, n. — centonical, adj.
the imitation of Cicero’s literary and oratorical style. — Ciceronist, n. — Ciceronian, adj.
1. an imitation of Greek or Roman literature.
2. classicism. — classicalize, v. — classicalist, n.
a literary style characterized by formal adherence to traditions of structure, content, and genre. — classicist, n. — classicize, v.
Rare. the use of a particular form of literary conceit in Spanish prose.
harmony or fitness, especially of literary style. — concinnous, adj.
the theories, attitudes, and techniques of a group of Soviet writers of the 1920s who attempted to reconcile ideological beliefs with technical achievement, especially in stage design, where the effects produced were geometrical and nonrepresentational. — constructivist, n., adj.
the representation of an author’s thoughts through his use of a dialogue between two or more of his characters. — dialogist, n. — dialogic, adj.
an expression of praise or blessing as used in a eulogy. — eulogization, n. — eulogistic, adj.
1. an elaborate prose style invented by John Lyly c. 1580, characterized by bountiful figures of speech, Latinisms, extended similes, frequent antitheses, and highly involved syntax.
2. any similar ornate style of writing or speaking. Cf. Gongorism. — euphuist, n. — euphuistic, adj.
a florid style; flowery and highly ornamented writing. See also complexion. — florid, adj.
a polished style and graceful form in literary works.
a Spanish verse style invented by the 17th-century poet Luis de Góngora y Argote, characterized by a studied obscurity, an emphasis on Latin terms and syntax, allusions to classical myths, and lavish use of metaphors, hyperbole, paradoxes, neologisms, and antitheses. Also called cultismo, culteranismo. Cf. Euphuism. — Gongoristic, Gongoresque, adj.
a style in fictional literature characterized by gloomy settings, violent or grotesque action, and a mood of decay, degeneration, and decadence. — gothicist, n. — gothic, adj.
1. the occult concepts, ideas, or philosophy set forth in the writings of the hermeticists of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance.
2. adherence to, belief in, or propagation of these concepts and ideas.
3. a symbolic and arcane style similar to that of the hermeticists, especially in the poetry of certain French symbolist poets. — hermeticist, hermetist, n. — hermetic, hermetical, adj.
a dramatic invention characteristic of Henrik Ibsen, used in attacking conventional hypocrisies.
the literary style of Samuel Johnson or a style similar to or in emulation of his, especially one that is turgid and orotund.
1. the literary compositions produced in an author’s youth.
2. literary productions intended for the young.
1. a style resembling or having the features of the literary style of Rudyard Kipling.
2. an attitude of superiority over and sympathy for nonwhite peoples, as found in “Gunga Din.” — Kiplingesque, adj.
a 17th-century Italian literary style marked by forced antitheses and elaborate metaphors. — Marinist, n.
the style and topics characteristic of Christopher Marlowe. — Marlovian, Marlowish, Marlowesque, adj.
writing in the style of Ossian and particularly writing in the epic or legendary vein which is of a recent period but which claims to belong to antiquity. [After Ossian or Oisin, an apocryphal Gaelic poet of the third century, whose supposed style was imitated in works created by James Macpherson (1736-1796).] — Ossianic, adj.
a writing style that focuses on the life of shepherds or herdsman. — pastoralist, n.
a style of writing that is modeled after that of Petrarch. — Petrarchist, n. — Petrarchan, adj.
the writing of a poetaster, an inferior and worthless poetry.
a phrase written in the style of prose. Also prosaism. — prosaist, n. — prosaic, prosaical, adj.
the art and literature of 15th-century Italy. — quattrocentist, n. adj.
the composition of verse after the manner of French poet Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585), characterized by neologisms and dialectal forms.
1. the use of subject matter, language, or style designed to amaze or thrill. See also media; philosophy,
2. such subject matter, language, or style itself. — sensationalist, n. — sensationalistic, adj.
an excessive indulgence in sentiment or emotionalism, predominance of feeling over reason and intellect, as the death scene of Little Nell in Dickens’s Old Curiosity Shop. — sentimentalist, n.
the condition of having the qualities of or relating to the literary works of William Shakespeare. — Shakespearian, n., adj.
a comment, statement, etc., typical or reminiscent of or a quotation from the works of George Bernard Shaw. — Shavian, adj.
the study of particular styles, as in literature, art, etc.
doctrines espoused in the works of Tolstoy, Russian novelist and social critic. — Tolstoyist, n.
the doctrines of Voltaire, marked mainly by religious skepticism, frequently seen in his literary works, such as Candide. — Voltairian, n., adj.
1. an overemphasis on the coarser sides of life.
2. the objective types of naturalism and determinism underlying Zola’s novelistic methods. — Zolaist, n.
References in classic literature ?
Alfred Ainger has done such good service, the great and peculiar change which was begun at the end of the last century, and dominates our own; that sudden increase of the width, the depth, the complexity of intellectual interest, which has many times torn and distorted literary style, even with those best able to comprehend its laws.
"Suppose I should disagree with everybody about the literary style of a book.
"Well, the literary style is somewhat improved," admitted the priest cheerfully, "but still I don't see what I can do for you.
He has been described as "the fastest growing children's author in the UK", with a literary style compared to that of Roald Dahl.
In the third chapter, "Mixed Arabic as a Subversive Literary Style," Pepe addresses this question by tackling the language the bloggers are using.
Six papers from the gathering consider such topics as Orobio contra Prado: a trans-European controversy, the importance of literary style in his "Divine Warnings against the Vain Idolatry of the Gentiles," and reading Orobio in 19th-century England: the missionary Alexander McCaul's "Israel Avenged." (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
To dispel the lingering doubts among the disciples and the Eleven Apostles, a later redactor (with a different literary style) added a section (Mk 16:9-20) to include the appearances of the risen Jesus to the disciples, his ascension into heaven, with the divine mandate to preach the Good News to everyone.
ISLAMABAD -- Famous Urdu poet, writer and Sufi intellectual Wasif Ali Wasif was remembered on the occasion of his 26th death anniversary on Friday.Born on January 15, 1929 in Khushab, he was famous for his unique literary style, probably no contemporary Urdu writer is more cited in quotations than Wasif.
Mr Babar had represented Pakistan at numerous literary seminars and mushaira sessions held in India, US, UK, and Gulf States and earned a high reputation among the Urdu literary circles for his distinct literary style of expression.
He was famous for his unique literary style. He used to write short pieces of prose on topics like love, life, fortune, fear, hope, expectation, promise, prayer, happiness, and sorrow.
Abu-Ghazaleh welcomed poets and intellectuals from the city of Baakline noting that Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum organizes such cultural events to promote culture and literature, saying poetry is a literary style that promotes good morals and positive values in the society.
Abu-Ghazaleh welcomed poets and intellectuals from the city of Baakline noting that Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum organizes such cultural events to promote culture and literature, saying "poetry is a literary style that promotes good morals and positive values in the society."