Prose that is too elaborate or ornate.
- Not only does the work fall prey to purple prose and bad prose poetry on more than a few occasions, there are other moments when the work is just too mannered.
- Stylistically, the author drifts between literary and purple prose.
- I won't even go into the purple-ness of that purple prose.
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