What is an example of an ekphrastic poem?

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Mar 18, 2018

Edwin Markham's "The Man with the Hoe" was inspired by a French painting of a laborer.


Ekphrastic poems are influenced by art and are vivid and descriptive.

Edwin Markham's poem was a response to a painting of an exhausted laborer. It talked of the wearying work done by poor laborers and the burdens they face.