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The unique inner nature of a person or object as shown in a work of art, especially a poem.
- ‘If Billie Holiday tends to root us to one spot, (the place from which her painful joy issues forth into the world), Yannatou carries us on a voyage into different musical dialects with varied textures and inscapes.’
- ‘Hopkins, committed essentialist, sees repetition as a way of fixing or catching an inscape, the ‘thisness’ of a thing or situation.’
- ‘What are the interrelations between inscapes and actual sites?’
- ‘She was clearly one of those solitary temperaments whose earliest companions were things, whose inscapes spoke to her soul.’
- ‘Seasonal landscapes and are linked to human inscapes.’
Mid 19th century (originally in the poetic theory of Gerard Manley Hopkins): perhaps from in- ‘within’+ -scape.
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