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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Lear did not wish for his pictures to be replicas of Tennyson's scenes, but rather 'Painting-Sympathizations', reflecting how both word-landscapes (in paint) and word-painting (in poetry) could be notionally open to a kind of synesthesia.
Hunt calls it "one of the finest pieces of choral music ever written." Audiences will hear "sophisticated use of word-painting, with the melody emulating what's happening in the words."
Ex Cathedra's composer-in-residence Alec Roth was also represented, his Stargazer songs rich in subtle word-painting and, in the train number, ear-teasing onomatopoeic effects.
The Greek notion of ekphrasis seems to be evoked here, the idea of a word-painting, of creating a "painting" through strong visual language and imagery in poetry.
Many of the songs are dark, often about death, with much word-painting, and with some kind of moral message by the end.
"I have been writing since I was a very little boy and have always been struggling with the same things, with the idea of poetry as a thing entirely removed from such accomplishments as 'word-painting,' and the setting down of delicate but usual emotions in a few, well-chosen words.
The need for correctives is validated, in her view, by the fact that both traditions appropriated and developed some peculiarities of her writing, such as the vitality of her 'word-painting', the musicality of her language, and her use of 'proto-cinematic' techniques of representation.
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.
'word-painting', McColley enlarges the historical context for