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 i'-kon resemblance by imagerie

  1. A figure which paints the likeness of a person by imagery.
  2. A figure of comparison in which a person is held up against the explicit image of another.
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See Also

  • Progymnasmata: Description
  • Progymnasmata: Comparison
    A comparative composition, setting something greater or equal side by side with the subject.
  Sources: Bede 618; Sherry (1550) 91 ("icon," "imago," "image"); Peacham (1577) U2r; Putt. (1589) 250 (#2—"icon," "resemblance by imagerie"); Day 1599 99 (#1)

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