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(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal

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consisting of or forming human or animal figures

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While both were able to comprehend more of the text with these strategies, it was Ross who was more articulate about the story; he was the one who seemed to grasp not only the primary action of the story, but even some of its more figurative connotations.
Figurative patterns focussed on nature or designs with handwriting.
The whole idea behind using any type of figurative language is to do what Aristotle described as giving a "thing a name which belongs to something else." When you say that a computer is a mechanical "brain" you are using metaphor - a type of figurative language.
Chapter three, "Nabatean Art," includes discussion of ancillary art forms: rock-carved facades, capitals, painted pottery, oil lamps, coins, jewelry, and figurative architectural ornamentation in which the aniconic principle dominated.
Skulsky then goes to give an extensive account of the various types of figurative language one might encounter in seventeenth-century English poetry.
He said that figurative drawing is a key element to artistic training.
ISLAMABAD -- A figurative and conceptual drawing workshop in full swing here at National Art Gallery (NAG), Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
Summary: Uzbek artist Bakhodir Jalal's show features his recent abstract and figurative works inspired by thoughts, feelings, mythology and literature
Metaphor and Metonymy Across Time and Cultures: Perspectives on the Sociohistorical Linguistics of Figurative Language
Looking across the range of iconic media (literature, theater, opera, figurative ballet, mime, audio drama, figurative drawing/painting, figurative sculpture, strip cartoon, animation, puppet theater, still photography, photo-novel, silent movie, cinema, and TV drama), Rozik (emeritus, theater studies, Tel Aviv U., Israel) argues that all are capable of describing fictional worlds, that they share and reflect the same iconic principles of generating meaning, and that all fictional worlds share and reflect the same poetic and rhetoric principles of fictional thinking.
However, there is also a strong tradition of figurative painting, not least with major figures such as Augustus John and Gwen John.
SAN FRANCISCO -- ArtHaus directors James Bacchi and Annette Schutz introduce two groundbreaking exhibitions titled "Outward Appearances" and "Portraiture." Together, these exhibitions provide a diverse, thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of contemporary figurative art in regard to subject, style and media.
The works of art showcased in this impressive compilation range from figurative clay dioramas and bronze sculptures to mixed media compositions combining sculpture, painting, and assemblage.
This takes Kayla, her talented older sister Paterson, and her best friend and fellow dancer, Joey (who is gay) on a figurative journey of exploration of just how far an artist, a woman, should conform in order to succeed.
The fact that some of Berlin's most moving tributes to victims of the Holocaust refer to specific historic moments has encouraged figurative solutions: empty bookshelves at Bebelplatz, for example, or a table and fallen chair at Koppenplatz.