prosiness


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Synonyms for prosiness

commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting

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Preachiness is one risk poetry of this kind runs; prosiness is another.
Durling's 1976 scholarly prose translation (Petrarch's Lyric Poems; Harvard University, Press) and it shows, in both the clarity and the prosiness of his versions.
The culmination of this situational thinking is the closing section of the poem, which returns, after the prosiness of the middle passages, to the tercets with which it opened; a formal gesture that signals Riley's conviction that poetry, properly adjusted, has something meaningful to say to such situations.
Dix concurs that there was a sclerotic hardening into prolixity and prosiness between the 1744 Pleasures of Imagination and the 1772 Pleasures of the Imagination.
Immersing oneself in the early poems, one realizes that what saves them from prosiness, and even from an almost sluggish pacing, is often precisely that musical over-insistence and repetition that becomes almost the whole art in the late work.