in·​scape | \ ˈinzˌkāp, ˈin(t)ˌsk- \

Definition of inscape

: inward significant character or quality belonging uniquely to objects or events in nature and human experience especially as perceived by the blended observation and introspection of the poet and in turn embodied in patterns of such specifically poetic elements as imagery, rhythm, rhyme, assonance, sound symbolism, and allusion : inwardness — compare haecceity

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“Inscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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