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word picture

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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a verbal description, esp a vivid one
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Noun1.word picture - a graphic or vivid verbal descriptionword picture - a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
description, verbal description - a statement that represents something in words
epithet - descriptive word or phrase
portrait, portraiture, portrayal - a word picture of a person's appearance and character
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Moynihan's writing is tight with a lot of action, drama, and descriptive word pictures.
Some say these word pictures, these stories are too simplistic, but it works for me.
Barkat is a talented writer of experimental fiction and a gifted poet with an impressive ability to create word pictures that evoke both an emotional and cognitive response from his reader.
Broadcaster and biologist Eanna Ni Lamhna said: "Of course he wasn't just a man with a film, he could speak about wildlife on a radio programme and produce wonderful word pictures.
Using word pictures was one of Mitt Romney's public speaking skills, he said.
having mined her own life experience, the author can repeat the moving tenor and piquant word pictures of the verse of this novel in future books.
But Hillenbrand's word pictures of Zamperini's life under one particularly evil guard, named The Bird by the prisoners, had my stomach in knots.
He paints word pictures of the smoldering poison of hatred, of love turned to loathing, and of the gift of freedom found in forgiveness.
In addition to the spoken word pictures and phrases, Doc Holiday contributes music that helps to elicit emotions and images.
Adam's is able to paint compelling word pictures that make his characters memorable and his dialogues engaging.
Hart gives us red herrings and romantic tension, but his heart clearly is in painting word pictures that show how Adam's view of the world is filtered through his pain.
The word pictures painted are not realistic, but the mind and heart are drawn into a landscape where life is dramatically different.