euphuism


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any artificially elegant style of language

an elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period

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The school metaphor seems all the more adequate here when one recollects that the very term euphuism was first used in a pedagogical tract written by Roger Ascham, at one time a teacher to princess Elizabeth, the future queen.
Shakespeare would later satirize the style by having Falstaff speak using Euphuism in Henry the Fourth, Part One (circa 1596) as he imitates the king, but the technique has been recognized in other plays as well.
But this too has the real stuff from Chez Elizabeth in it: it's not signifiers exhibited in their real materiality to keep them from going transparent and rescue the reader from the broadcast tower of the sorcerers at the central bank, its euphuism gone spastic.
Few people, certainly not most Shakespeare scholars, nourish such "a tender feeling" for the Euphuism of Love's Labour's Lost; for Branagh's self-loving, hammy quirks as an actor and director of Shakespeare on screen; or for the "silliness" of classic Hollywood musicals.
derision to which euphuism was subject in the closing decade of the
Scholars such as Feuillerat and Landmann, as an instance, have put an emphasis on the direct influence of the latter on John Lyly's style, euphuism.
The carrot is not a treat" is an overly broad euphuism that characterizes the three flaws in the application of incentives in Iraq: reconstruction projects are not incentive-based; the reconstruction of Iraq has not progressed in a holistic fashion; and the manner in which reconstruction is occurring fails to empower the government of Iraq.
15) Marius also encounters two other, very different modes of practice and belief before encountering Cyrenaicism: these are Euphuism (16) and Heracliteanism.
This style was linked by contemporary critics with the Euphuism of Lyly and with a foreign, decadent mannerism believed to surface repeatedly in English literature; Ostermark-Johansen further relates Swinburne's approach here to the theories of French art criticism, which suggested that the artist in effect mesmerizes the spectator by means of the work of art.
Hussey (7)--this comedy (compared, for example, to Troilus and Cressida, or to The Winter's Tale) does not seem to be of particular interest; Blake largely quotes it to illustrate the use of the subjunctive, (8) Hulme provides some brilliant readings of a few puns, (9) and Hussey points out those features of the play for which it is, in most commentaries, acclaimed: Dogberry's malapropisms and the frequent use of euphuism.
Vertiginous virtuosity is what this reader expects, whether early comic euphuism or late romantic compactions, or the deeply troubled expressive manners of plays like Troilus and Cressida or Ali's Well.
Joan Pong Linton's analysis of the stylistic similarities between euphuism and the language of commerce demonstrates the value of a simultaneously close and historicist reading, as does Constance Relihan's essay on the rhetorical construction of audience in Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller.
Having defended Ormsby's flourishes generally, I must also admit thinking that he falls at moments into a euphuism compounded of inkhorn vocabulary and excess alliteration.
Devices that appeal to the ear - alliteration, assonance, consonance, homoioptoton, syntactic parallelism, doublets, antithesis - place this speech within the stylistic tradition of Euphuism.
This example of euphuism comes from the introduction of the main character: