Purple prose describes writing that draws attention to itself due to its excessive ornateness or elaborateness. It is writing that is over-the-top. Too much. Purple prose is usually the result of a writer who tries too hard.
You would think that “recapitulate” meant “to capitulate again,” right? Wrong. Read on.
Similes and other figures of speech should be fresh and original. How well can you spot the 50 simile cliches in this post?