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ideogram

An expression of an idea in a graphic element. From the Greek "idea" + "write." See icon and emoticon.
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An individual ideogram was displayed for each species.
And though hieroglyphic phonograms say nothing about the meaning of a word, ideograms and determinatives do.
This article will mainly use Ezra Pound's representation of "a Chinese landscape painting" in his "Canto XLIX," together with his ideograms and hieroglyphs as visual images, to reexamine the ekphrastic principle of "stillness," which can be considered as an extension of Krieger's notion of "still movement.
Likewise, and ideogram must exist in a similar set of conditions, but is understood as a presentation of an idea in visual form.
Pound's "ideogrammic method" also shows his misconception that Chinese ideogram "is still the picture of a thing; of a thing in a given position or relation, or of a combination of things.
signifiers: the gesture beneath every ideogram as a kind of
Isn't it amazing that in the Chinese language, the ideogram used to represent crisis is composed of two elements representing danger and opportunity?
But the idea that Western thinkers have projected on the Chinese ideogram is indeed true: Every crisis contains within itself great opportunities, if we will seize them.
117) he performed on The Waste Land, while a sustained reading of Canto LXXXI is used as the final triumph of the move from image to ideogram.
We've all heard the motivational-speaker canard that the Chinese ideogram for "crisis" is composed of two characters signifying "opportunity" and "danger.
Tezuka's pen name which incorporates the ideogram for "insect" can be traced to his childhood love for the creatures.
The truth is that Mallarme's 'prismatic subdivisions of the Idea', Pound's ideogram method, Joyce's simultaneity and Cummings' verbal mimicry converge in a new concept of composition--a science of archetypes and structures; in a new concept of form--an ORGANOFORMA [organiform]--in which traditional notions such as beginning, middle, end, and syllogism tend to disappear before the poetic-gestalt, poetic-musical, poetic-ideogram idea of the STRUCTURE.