word picture


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word picture

n
(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.' Fundamental, lastly, in Burke's power, is his philosophic insight, his faculty of correlating facts and penetrating below this surface, of viewing events in the light of their abstract principles, their causes and their inevitable results.
At times while reading it, I thought it's a spoof because of the word picture it paints of raising children today and the competitive nature --among some circles--of everything involving children, including kindergarten.
We are all familiar and respectful of the lists of names which appear on our many War Memorials but the detail that Margaret shows in the entries really paints a word picture of the men killed.
Puck's song from A Midsummer Night's Dream was given with an evocative word picture from one of the readers, who spoke of Shakespeare's tricky sprite "flying across the moon".
A crazy zombie racing game and this word picture app are two of the best offerings of Fast Effect studios which is handled by the mastermind of Ben Burns.
I use Wordle, a free online word-cloud generator that determines the size of the word picture based on the number of times it's used in the posting.
John Brockman, a writer and publisher of the "third culture" website, www.edge.org, has done an outstanding job of creating a word picture of Einstein, as two dozen modern thinkers perceive him.
For 'Cardis', in particular, try persuading friends that Arthur fought at Llandyssul, you too could then be described as painting a 'detailed word picture'.
She painted a word picture of the growth of money--the first part of which is carved on the memorial stone in front of the present Consolidated Bank and Trust building: "Let us put our monies together; let us use our [moniesl" let us put our monies at usury among ourselves, and realize the benefit ourselves.
The symptom complex would, with modifiers, communicate accurately to others the best word picture of the illness.
* Some people are aware of their bodies as at ease or tight (kinesthetic) and feel "confident' that they created the right word picture.
There is the Apostle Paul's metaphor "Body of Christ." There are word pictures in the Hebrew Scriptures: "my people" and "house of Israel." The list is extensive in both testaments, each word picture or metaphor conveying something rich in terms of people's relationships to each other and to their God.