Rare a person who puts a piece of writing into another literary form, as prose into verse
Origin of metaphrastClassical Greek metaphrast?s: see metaphrase
One who renders a text into a different form, as by recasting prose in verse.
Origin of metaphrastMedieval Greek metaphrast&emacron;s, from Greek metaphrazein, to translate; see metaphrase.
- A person who uses metaphrase to re-cast a text in a different form, for example from poetry to prose.
- A metaphrast has re-written Ian McEwan's book Atonement as a poem.