overlinking

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overlinking

The excessive use of hypertext links on a Web page. Although the link was the key to the Web's success, too many predefined text links create numerous underlined words that distract the reader. See virtual hypertext.
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As hypolink to Morrison's outhouse scene in Beloved, this passage supplies a range of echoes for the novel as a whole, underlinking Sethe's decisive murder to Rosa's acquiescence, Sethe's gorging (along with Beloved's desperate gulping) to Rosa's stuffing and her drinking.