‘Wax poetic’

= to speak or write about something in a poetic and/or overly exaggerated way

Fresco showing a woman holding writing implements (c. 50 AD)
Fresco showing a woman holding writing implements, a wax tablet and stylus. From Pompeii, c. 50 AD.
On wax……we’ve:

Wax lyrical
— To talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way (i.e, to wax poetic).
— “He waxed lyrical about his splendid and amazing mentor-cum-muse.”

Wax and wane
— To undergo alternate increases and decreases.
— “The ebb and flow of the ocean tides wax and wane but my love for you stays at a constant fever pitch.”

In terms of waxing poetically these other words come to mind:

Histrionics
— Melodramatic behaviour designed to attract attention.
— “By now, she was accustomed to to his hysterical histrionics.”

Verbose
— Using more words than are needed.
— “It is said that much academic language is obscure and verbose.”

Melodramatic
— Characteristic of melodrama, especially in being exaggerated or overemotional.
— “Dr Josē flung the door open with a melodramatic flourish.”

Exaggerate
— To represent (something) as being larger, better, or worse than it really is.

Drama queen
noun (informal)
— A person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way.

Paint it black
I want everything to be painted black ⚫️

p.s.
Why not see these posts too:
‘Poetic license’
‘Poetic justice’

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