Ekphrasis meaning

(rhetoric) A clear, intense, self-contained argument or pictorial description of an object, especially of an artwork.

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Origin of ekphrasis

  • From Ancient Greek ἔκφρασις (ekphrasis, “description”), from ἐκφράζω (ekphrazō, “I describe”), from ἐκ (ek, “out, ex-”) + φράζω (phrazō, “I explain, point out”).

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