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hypotyposis

hy·po·ty·po·sis /ˌhaɪpətaɪˈpoʊsɪs/

–noun Rhetoric.
lifelike description of a thing or scene.

Origin:
1575–85; < Gk hypotýpōsis outline, copy pattern, equiv. to hypo– hypo- + týpōsis forming, molding ( týp ( os ) beat, impression, mold + –ōsis -osis)

Source: Dictionary.com.

The list could surely go on, and there is nothing more wonderful than a list, instrument of wondrous hypotyposis.

Source: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

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