Topographia


Topographia (top-o-graf’-i-a): Description of a place. A kind of enargia [: {en-ar’-gi-a} generic name for a group of figures aiming at vivid, lively description].

The Blue Lagoon

Iceland—nice land! That’s where the Blue Lagoon is. It is at least two acres of water—but not just any water! As its name suggests, it’s blue—turquoise blue—like a lovely liquid pendant set in volcanic stone!

It springs hot.

It’s silky warmth unfurls and curls around the naked flesh below and flashes and splashes the bobbing heads set like shiny little moving speckles on its surface, in the night, under the stars—lit by the small slice of ice-white moon lying low on the horizon, resting on the fuzzy rising steam. 

Iceland—nice land!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). Bracketed text added by Gorgias.

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