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purple prose

Writing that is full of flowery or excessively elaborate language. My early romance novels were nothing but purple prose—very embarrassing to read now.
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260 Prose Yr 7: 1, Cadi Nicholas Ysgol Gyfun y Preseli, Cylch Y Frenni, Rhanbarth Penfro; 2, Ffion Jones Ysgol Uwchradd Botwnnog, Cylch Llyn, Rhanbarth Eryri; 3, Llion Meilir Jones Ysgol Uwchradd y Berwyn, Cylch Penllyn, Rhanbarth Meirionnydd.
To read a unified nationalist agenda into and out of Mangan's work is necessarily to overlook not only the internal "disintegrations" that Lloyd uncovers in Mangan's most "Irish" ballads and poems but to willfully ignore the poetry and prose in which Mangan overtly--sardonically--confronts cultural nationalism's insistence that "the writer is a man of action," and his productions, practical contributions to the political foundations of nation-building.
As Morris Croll points out in one of several essays on this transition, Cicero's measured and circuitous style was only possible in a highly inflected language; in the minimally inflected Western European vernaculars, an adequate prose style had to work with a new set of rules.
In country rankings, we don't do as well: 9th out of 20 in the prose scale, 14th on the document scale, 13th on the quantitative, and 12th on the composite.
Each piece of software is described in an abbreviated prose paragraph.
For one thing, despite its appealing narrative and gorgeous prose, it is in some ways a curiously bloodless book--a safe book.
The first chapter of this relatively short but richly suggestive and multifarious assault on Baudelaire's prose poems is devoted to the dedicatory letter addressed to Houssaye.
She seduces him by sexualized attention and by the sharp eroticism of the prose she gives him to correct, then denounces him, having taped his admission of their encounter.
Modern English prose is usually dated from the Restoration of the Smarts in 1660.
Jack Anderson: Traffic: New and Selected Prose Poems.
How were prose and poetry recited and written down?
Many nineteenth-century writers of prose offered opinions on these matters in their writings.
Douglas, and Felix Frankfurter, there isn't much judicial prose that would have survived the "Vinson" Court.
The Project of Prose in Early Modern Europe and the New World.
Yet it was Packard's books, chock full of journalistic prose, middlebrow tastes and flights into romantic moralism that the mass public devoured.