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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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Greene in his 'History of England' has well spoken of 'the characteristics of his oratory--its passionate ardor, its poetic fancy, its amazing prodigality of resources; the dazzling succession in which irony, pathos, invective, tenderness, the most brilliant word pictures, the coolest argument, followed each other.
A flawless selection of well-chosen, well-placed, photos, enhance the message of the text and strengthen the remarkable word pictures and action of the narrative.
In each square, draw one of your word pictures with its label.
Cornelia Funke's storytelling has produced a remarkable gothic saga, evoking graphically detailed word pictures, notably, that of the Goyl underground city in The Petrified Flesh.
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.
From the prologue where the three sirens are "fresh from eating" and the ocean is singing its "watersong," dramatic word pictures will tantalize readers into devouring this book.
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.
It employs an energetic and often colloquial style (referring often to "Cuffees" and "rednecks") that paints word pictures of "striking individuals and fetching places" (vii).
Throughout the twists and turns of this story Limon paints incredible word pictures of the sights sounds and smells of Seoul and the culture that inhabits it.