eulogism

eulogism

an expression of praise or blessing as used in a eulogy. — eulogization, n. — eulogistic, adj.
See also: Literary Style
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Possibility is the component of the meaning of 'freedom' that James sees as overshadowed by eulogism. Yet, opposition to the notion of possibility is fundamental to determinism, so 'possibility' as an aspect of 'freedom' must indeed be overshadowed.
If he'll only outgrow the wish of self-glorification; if he'll only learn that stupendous assumptions of zest, overwhelming apostrophes, and heaped and multiplied eulogisms, spring not from zest but are only hunger for it and a disguise of emotional emptiness or of a huge emotional conflict, then--but he can throw empires away and still be a kingdom" (301).
Similarly, Rochester uses non-human terms for Jane (even his eulogisms) because she is an enigma to him, as she is for St.