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- IPA: /ˈɛkfrəsɪs/
ekphrasis (plural ekphrases)
- (rhetoric) A clear, intense, self-contained argument or pictorial description of an object, especially of an artwork.
- 2004: One [trope] is ekphrasis, the literary description of a work of art, the most famous example of which may be the careful depiction of the shield of Achilles in book 18 of the Iliad. — Daniel Donoghue, Old English Literature (Blackwell 2004, p. 75)