My gorgeous copy of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is one of the Virago Modern Classics Designer collection.
It has an introduction by Zadie Smith that I saved for the end in case it had plot reveals. It did.
It also had several literary words that I was unsure of.
Today I used the free dictionary for my definitions.
It was a category that did not include aphoristic or overtly 'lyrical' language.
1. of, relating to, or resembling an aphorism
2. tending to write or speak in aphorisms
1. A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage.
2. A brief statement of a principle.
In the mouths of unlettered people she finds the bliss of quotidian metaphor.
1. Everyday; commonplace.
2. Recurring daily.
We all deserve to savour her neologisms (sankled, monstropous, rawbony).
1. A new word, expression, or usage.
2. The creation or use of new words or senses.
a. The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
b. A word so invented.
4. Theology A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture.
I'm delighted to now have a big word to throw back at my husband whenever I accidentally create a new word!!