hypotyposis  hypotyposis
hypotyposis (Greek)
 hy-po-ty-po'-sis from Gk. hypotypoein, "to sketch" (typos = "impression, form")
Also sp. hypotiposis
demonstratio, evidentia, adumbratio, representatio
the counterfait representation, word-picture

  Synonym for enargia. Lively description of an action, event, person, condition, passion, etc. used for creating the illusion of reality.

Related Figures

Quintilian 9.2.40-44; Peacham (1577) O2r; Putt. (1589) 245 ("hypotiposis," "the counterfait representation"); Day 1599 97

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