There is this poem that describes an event and it is so good when I read it all the event details shape in my mind. I need an adjective to describe that poem.

Is depictive used for such cases? What about descriptive? Or other better suggestions?

  • In the early part of the last century, the Imagist school of poetry attempted to do exactly this. However, the term imagist poem might be confusing, as it's not clear whether it's a poem written by somebody who called themself an Imagist, or a poem that creates an image in the reader's mind. Commented Apr 21, 2019 at 20:35

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One could say that such a poem is "vividly descriptive" or that it "paints a vivid image" perhaps. To say simply "descriptive" suggests that it focuses on description, but does not say how good it is. "Imagist" I think suggests a poem from that school, specifically. One could say that the poem brings a scene strongly to life.

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