proverbialism

proverbialism

(prəˈvɜːbɪəlɪzəm)
n
(Rhetoric) a proverbial expression

proverbialism

the composing, collecting, or customary use of proverbs. Cf. paroemiology.proverbialist, n.
See also: Language
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The moral, expressed by the characters' strong vein of proverbialism rather than by the narrator, is that in all doubts and discouragements one must plug on: again, a moral perfectly congenial to commercial cinema, yet not one normally expressed with anything like Tolkien's sense of genuine uncertainty.