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Synonyms for deepening

a process of becoming deeper and more profound

accumulating and becoming more intense

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Ahab's lunacy subsided not, but deepeningly contracted." By ascribing Ahab's blasphemies to madness, Melville could fob off querulous critics.
Like "Pyramus and Thisbe" this poem drives the lover's computation all the way to its poetic destiny in oxymoron -- two oxymorons, to be exact: "a little wise" and "best fools." As a double oxymoron it works deepeningly: the one who remained a little wise (that is, who stopped short of poetry and wound up married) would be the best (or maybe biggest?) fool.