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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 11, 2020

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found this word in a blog post by Serena of Savvy Verse and Wit.

1. ekphrasis – “Her ekphrastic poems infuse some masterpieces with new life and connects the art viewer and the poetry reader through her poems.”

According to Wikipedia, “The word ekphrasis, or ecphrasis, comes from the Greek for the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, often used in the adjectival form ekphrastic. It is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined.”

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2020 7:36 am

    That makes sense where you found this word! I still don’t get it but I’m sure Serena does. She does so much to help people understand poetry more!

  2. March 11, 2020 7:36 am

    What a lovely word. It’s completely new to me.

  3. March 11, 2020 7:55 am

    I had no idea.

  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    March 11, 2020 9:24 am

    Nope.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 12:01 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you > can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. > Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, > write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. ” >

  5. Mae Sander permalink
    March 11, 2020 10:50 am

    I love those old and obscure terms from the traditional studies of poetics and rhetoric. Quaint! This one is new to me. Is there also a word ICKphrastic meaning something like that but ICKY?

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  6. March 11, 2020 2:44 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard this word before.

  7. March 12, 2020 4:50 pm

    Great word! It seemed familiar to me but I needed to read the definition.

  8. March 14, 2020 3:00 am

    New to me!

  9. March 18, 2020 7:59 pm

    That’s a new one for me!

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