How do you write an ekphrastic poem? Do you just create a story for the work of art?

1 Answer
Feb 4, 2018

Not quite. A story would be a new piece of art inspired by the original, but not necessarily describing it. To be "ekphrasis" it must be a word description of the original art.


Ekphrasis: the recreation in words of a work of art.
Ekphrastic poetry, which is poetry that verbally describes a visual work of art.

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