word-painting

NOUN
  1. a graphic or vivid verbal description
    too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
    the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
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How To Use word-painting In A Sentence

  • Because the same music was used for every stanza, the possibilities for detailed word-painting were limited: this is the key difference between the frottola and the through-composed madrigal.
  • Christina Rossetti in her "Goblin Market" employs the technique of word-painting to convey narrative details, to create the mood of scenes, and to present thematic motifs.
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