One who renders a text into a different form, as by recasting prose in verse.
A person who puts a piece of writing into another literary form, as prose into verse.
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.
Origin of metaphrast
- Medieval Greek metaphrastēs from Greek metaphrazein to translate metaphrase
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition