I’m looking for a positive word. A word that describes a writer and/or a piece of their work… which has the quality of being densely packed with impressive uses of literary devices.
- He tends to like authors that are ……….
- He only appreciates songs if the lyrics are ………
The word I’m looking for doesn’t necessarily have to be applicable to both the sentences above. Either one will do. A single word is ideal, but a short phrase would be acceptable.
Once again, I wish to reiterate that I’m looking for a positive word. I realize that this style of writing has its critics and there are words which could be used to attack its over-the-top nature. But I want to describe it as a good thing. So anything with primarily negative connotations is out.
Maybe elaborate would fit:
2: marked by complexity, fullness of detail, or ornateness
A related word is ornate:
2: elaborately or excessively decorated
(sources: Merriam Webster)