sententious utterance

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The usefulness of proverb-type utterances to close a speech or narratorial paragraph has been explored by Michael Fukuchi; many of the other structural and thematic functions of the sententious utterance have also been treated at length elsewhere.
sententious utterances that express, tell a truth (and not the truth) based on the experience, observation and evidence of a given social group.
The style and dramaturgy are of course Senecan, laden with sententious utterances like the one just quoted, composed of long speeches, observing the decorums of the classical unities and the reporting of offstage violence through the dialogue.