Related to prosaism: Prosaicism


1. A quality or style that is prosaic.
2. A prosaic word, phrase, or other expression.


(prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm) or


1. prosaic quality or style
2. a prosaic expression, thought, etc
proˈsaist n


(proʊˈzeɪ ɪz əm)

also pro•sa•i•cism

(-əˌsɪz əm)

1. prosaic character or style.
2. a prosaic expression.
[1780–90; < French prosaïsme. See prosaic, -ism]
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Materialism, Realism and Prosaism in the Young Latin American Poetry of the Nineties
60) Beyond the apparent prosaism, one may glimpse a philosophical grounding with roots in Shinto belief.
Ideas never condescend to the prosaism of The Verb, and words never return from the quest for their reference into the origins of time.
Though the film is limited by cheesy dialogues and prosaism, it proves to be an entertainer and a definite treat for every Rani Mukerji fan," concludes the critic.
Sophisticated style and heavy and filled with ambiguity prosaism Mongol and Timury periods, that has spread to the Safavid era and some authors have followed periods of Afsharieh and Zand, in the Qajar period gradually has become too simple writing and writers such as, Mirza Abolghasem Deputy and Lesanol Molk Sepehr and Reza Quli Khan hedayet and other historians this era have helped to promote a new style [5].
As Avelar notes, the imperative to mourn contrasts the modernist commitment to "the imagination of an otherwise, the redemption of the poetic within the prosaism of daily alienated life, and the envisioning of a redemptive epiphany" (232).
In the Catalan case, neoclassicism, which entailed a distancing from the triviality of Rococo and, later on, a rejection of both prosaism and sentimentalism in the name of literary ambition, eventually became an elitist movement and, ultimately, facilitated the exclusive use of Spanish by a select minority of authors (like the poet Manuel de Cabanyes).
W]hile already preparing the grill of my transcendental prosaism on which, when the day came," Dali writes of his early years in The Secret Life,
Keywords: Dario, Lugones, modernism, posmodernism, prosaism, erotism, intertextuality
Young poets of his generation used them, fooled by the fact that an archaism, a prosaism, or simply a long impoverished word like 'rose,' having completed a full life cycle, now seemed to acquire unexpected freshness in poetry.
The pages about Parra's work are well focused, offering an analysis of the irony, the prosaism, the juxtaposition of multiple voices, and the intertextuality as structural characteristics of the Poemas y Antipoemas (1954).
Her story of Bransk is almost ethnographic in the prosaism of its details and in its often deadpan presentation.