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.
Aycock chose to exploit the automobile- and highway-restricted monotony of life--equating the banality of strip malls, parking lots, and style-less suburban sprawl with the unfortunate prosaicism of contemporary air travel.
This hook is more about 'prosaicism' than prose: the tendency of any writing style to figure wider cultural, intellectual, and psychological concerns.
PROFESSOR ANNE DRURY HALL seeks, first, to |describe the ceremonial discourse that underlies much medieval and Renaissance literature and its transformation with the rise of "prosaicism", that is, the characteristically modern resistance to enchantment' (1).
(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 ...