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ekphrasis

(ˈɛkfrəsɪs)
n, pl -rases (-rəˌsiːz)
a description of a visual work of art
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Muestra preferencia por la ecphrasis y la metafora, por los juegos de palabras, paradojas y oxymoron, que reflejan la influencia de la retorica griega de su tiempo.
Among the topics are Anacreon's palinode, an Anacreonic reading of Menecrates' sepulchral epigram IKyzikos 18, 520, the poetics of ecphrasis in the Anacreontea, imitation and enactment in the Anacreontics, the shape and significance of neo-Latin Anacreonic poetry, and the curious literary phenomenon of Tschernikovsky's Songs of Anacreon.
Beverley reads lines 194-211 as an ecphrasis, and lines 212-21 an "elegy on the ruins"; he analyzes this strophe of the silva as "a series of independently rhymed quartets" with "asymmetry between strophe and syntax.
Crossroad of Arts, Crossroad of Cultures: Ecphrasis in Russian and French Poetry.
Contemporary rhetoricians have identified fourteen widespread progymnasmata: Fable, a fictional elaboration on a moral statement; Narrative, an account of an action; Chreia, commentary on a saying by a famous author; Maxim, commentary on an anonymous adage; Refutation of a narrative; Confirmation of a narrative; Commonplace, a sketch of a criminal character type; Encomion, a speech of praise; Invective, a speech of denunciation; Syncrisis, a comparison; Ethopoeia, an imitation of a fictional character's speech; Ecphrasis, a vivid description of a place; Thesis, an argument about a philosophical claim; and Law, an argument about hypothetical legislation.
Specific topics include architectural ecphrasis in Roman poetry, Claudianism in the De Raptu Proserpinae, generic interplays between comedy and elegy in Calpurnian pastoral, Latin elegy and Archaic Greek Elegy, and the generic mobility of the ancient letter collection.
The Naive and Knowing Eye: Ecphrasis and the Culture of Viewing in the Hellenistic Worlds.
The epigram is a miniature ecphrasis, a literary description of a work of art, here probably a picture of Eros painted on a vase.
The Picture in the Text: Ecphrasis as Self-reflectivity in Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls, Book of the Duchess and House of Fame.
4) "An ecphrasis is a literary description of a work of art.
50) El titulo completo es In Habacuc prophetae vaticinium commentaria absolutissima et ecphrasis.
14) Propertius, foreseeing the Euphrates subdued, is looking forward to a time, which is not dissimilar to the time described by Vergil in the conclusion of the ecphrasis of the Shield of Aeneas.