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  • noun Plural form of ekphrasis.


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  • The poet's challenge in these ekphrases is therefore to walk a fine line between making the image speak (in Hagstrum's terms), and avoiding the loss of speech himself.

    Shelley, Medusa, and the Perils of Ekphrasis

  • John Hollander proposes a distinction between "notional" ekphrases of "imaginary" or lost works of art and descriptions of visual representation that refer to familiar, widely reproduced, or even present objects of visual representation See "The Poetics of Ekphrasis,"

    Notes, Mitchell, "Ekphrasis and the Other"

  • As such, it is the most daring of the ekphrases we have seen and the most potentially reckless.

    Shelley, Medusa, and the Perils of Ekphrasis


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