Talk:chiaroscuro

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isnt chiaroscuro also a literary term? I wouldnt know what it is supposed to mean. All i know is that my honors english teacher told me it was. But i cant seem to find a definition for it that word refer to it as a literary device. Any ideas about what she could mean?

emily.jane.soule@hotmail.com

I looked this work up because it appeared in line 12 of a poem "Poets I Have Followed Around" by R.B. Morris. I think his intention in the use of the word is also literary. I found a web resource that says the Oxford English Dictionary defines chiaroscuro in the third definition as: Used of poetic or literary treatment, criticism, mental complexion, etc., in various obvious senses, as mingled ‘clearness and obscurity’, ‘cheerfulness and gloom’, ‘praise and blame,’ etc.[[[[[1]]]]]

RFV discussion: November 2019[edit]

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Challenged definition: Adjective: (figuratively) Possessing the qualities of a painting painted with the chiaroscuro technique.

The challenged definition has no citations. Also, it is either a self-referential definition or one using the noun attributively.

It seems highly likely that usage will be attributive use of the noun (which has four definitions) and will not meet the adjectivity tests. DCDuring (talk) 23:38, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

cited Kiwima (talk) 00:39, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

RFV-passed Kiwima (talk) 19:23, 11 November 2019 (UTC)