General Figures of Description:
Specific Kinds of Description
||Principal Greek terms:
Description of a place.
A vivid description of stars
The vivid description of someone's face or character; or, the description
of feigned or imaginary characters.
The description and portrayal of a character (natural propensities,
manners and affections, etc.)
Description of an action; a reported narrative.
Vivid representation of a certain historical or recurring time (such
Description of a person's character.
A verbal depiction of someone's body, often from head to toe.
A figure which paints the likeness of a person by imagery.
A description of attendant circumstances.
The description of a particular nation.
Vivid representation of the earth.
Description of the wind.
Description of a tree.
Description of an imaginary place
Description of water.
Related Topics of Invention
Since description typically takes the form of delineating the attributes
of something, it thereby employs this topic of invention, by which one
identifies the characteristics (or adjuncts) of a given subject.
Often description takes the form of dividing out and naming the parts
of that which is described, and therefore this topic of invention is
employed within descriptions.