word-painting


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Noun1.word-painting - a graphic or vivid verbal descriptionword-painting - 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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That Perreal's "fictive pinture" comes to us in the context of a visually evocative poem that itself seeks to imitate Nature makes clear that both painting (in the traditional sense) and word-painting are suggested by the term.
Many of the songs are dark, often about death, with much word-painting, and with some kind of moral message by the end.
Here it was the unashamedly romantic 'Ruined Land', rich in programmatic word-painting and tone poem imagery.
Hamilton (1998) refers to Ruth French's strategy of colour coding language, referred to as word-painting in this article.
Word-painting may be a close description of what he does but he also has an emotional depth, which can only come from hard-won - in his case, nearfatal - experience.
And here, surely, is a missed opportunity for word-painting or journalistic ``inquiry'' if ever there was one: ``Rossini and Stenghal met.
Einaudi Scuola's light blue cover is the perfect background to the cover illustration, which is, appropriately, a Fragonard painting of 'La balancoire', the scene which becomes a word-painting in Chapter 2 of the Barone.
Poet, activist, and traveler Lorraine Crouch's poem "Abandonment" is a quiet but effective word-painting of a moment on the road between one country and the next.
Both focus on text-music relationships, and mention such characteristics as form, phrase structure, rhythmic and metrical complexities, mood and word-painting, piano figurations, and choice of keys.
It goes hand in hand with the same composers' preference for through-composition and detailed word-painting, which contrast with the more complete formal and schematic approach to Ronsard's verse adopted by most contemporary French composers, such as Bertrand and Boni.
The images of television noise, masks, insects at the windows, and children's open mouths make this a word-painting about loneliness.
Du Bellay's sonnet O foible esprit, almost as highly coloured in word-painting as the famous ode La nuict froide et sombre, is matched with Ronsard's sonnet Amour, amour donne moy paix ou treve and his odelette La terre, les eaux va beuvant.