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humourous in a light way, comedy with high exageration
farcical
believing that everything that happens in destined and therefore out of the handso f the individual
fatalistic
conspicuously bold or colorful
flamboyant
flowing smoothly
fluid
inclined to attack cherished beliefs and traditions
iconoclastic
inclined to use subjective impressions rather than objective reality
impressionistic
characterized by an unexpected turn of events, often the opposite of what was intended
ironic
showing disrepsect for things that are usually respected or revered
irreverent
chcracterized by the kind of language used in journalism
journalistic
intense, spontaneous, musical
lyrical
having the characteristics of melodrama in which emotions and plot are exaggerated and characterization is shallow
metaphorical
feeling or expressing grief
mournful
ordinary or common
mundane
tending to present things in art and literature as they appear in nature or actuality
naturalistic
inclined to long for or dwell on things of the past
nostalgic
uninfluenced by personal feelings seeing things from the oustide, not subjectively
objective
indicating or threatening evil or danger as dark clouds indicate that a storm is coming
ominous
a satirical imitation of something serious
parody
able to get a person to do something or to agree with one by an appeal to reason or other convincing device
persuasive
interested in the study of basic truths of existance and reality
philosophical
having or displaying a reverence for God and religion; sometime used pejoratively, when the display is exessive and overly righteous
pious
having the qualities of poetry
poetical
displaying one's importance in an exaggerated way
pompous
simple and crude
primitive
preoccupied with lewd and lustful thoughts
prurient
having to do with the human mind and behavoir
psychological
strict or severe in matters of morality
puritanical
inclined to represent things as they really are
realistic
characterized by certain patterns, beats, or accents
rhythmic
having feelings or thought of love, but when associated with nineteenth century literature or any such literature it suggests as style that emphasizes freedom or form, imagination, and emotion
romantic
mocking, taunting, bitter
sardonic
using sarcasm and irony
satirical
taking pleasure in things that appeal to the senses
sensuous
plain, harsh, completely
stark
relying on one's own inner impressions
subjective
stressting imagery and the subconcious and sometimes distoring ordinary ideas in order to arrive at artistic truths
surrealistic
effectively concise, brief
terse
stale, worn out
trite
sophisicated, socially polished
urbane
prudish, stuffy, and puritanical
victorian
inclined to be playful, humourous, or fanciful
whimsical
using more words than necessary to say what you have to say
wordy