prosopopeya
feminine noun
1. (linguistics) 
El poeta recurre a menudo a la metáfora y la prosopopeya.The poet often resorts to metaphor and prosopopoeia.
"La vida le sonreía" es un ejemplo de prosopopeya."Life was smiling at him" is an example of personification.
2. (affected solemnity) 
a. pomposity 
La prosopopeya del lenguaje jurídico dificulta a menudo la comprensión de cosas de otro modo sencillas.The pomposity of legal language often makes it difficult to understand things that are otherwise not complex at all.
Nada podrá nunca igualar la prosopopeya de los actos públicos durante su dictadura.Nothing will ever equal the ceremoniousness of public acts during his dictatorship.
prosopopeya
1 (personificación) personification; prosopopoeia (formal)
2 (pomposidad) pomposity; affectation
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