Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What is the difference between hypotyposis, ekphrasis and iconotext?

share|improve this question
    
Welcome to EL&U. Please explain the reason you are asking and share your research on the question. As it stands this question is incomplete. –  MετάEd Jan 15 '13 at 23:02
add comment

closed as general reference by FumbleFingers, Kristina Lopez, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, MετάEd, tchrist Jan 16 '13 at 0:00

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Those are all "figures of vivid description"—and you can find out more details about them from a rhetoric resource like this one.

share|improve this answer
    
And this one, which distinguishes iconotext from ekphrasis –  FumbleFingers Jan 15 '13 at 21:46
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.