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.
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 .