III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS
2. Conventional means; written language
[Nouns] description, account, statement, report; expose (disclosure) [more] specification, particulars; state of facts, summary of facts; brief (abstract) [more]; return (record) [more]; catalogue raisonne (list) [more]; guidebook (information) [more].
delineation (representation) [more]; sketch; monograph; minute account, detailed account, particular account, circumstantial account, graphic account; narration, recital, rehearsal, relation.
historiography, chronography; historic Muse, Clio; history; biography, autobiography; necrology, obituary.
narrative, history; memoir, memorials; annals (chronicle) [more]; saga; tradition, legend, story, tale, historiette; personal narrative, journal, life, adventures, fortunes, experiences, confessions; anecdote, ana, trait.
work of fiction, novel, romance, Minerva press; fairy tale, nursery tale; fable, parable, apologue; dime novel, penny dreadful, shilling shocker
relator; raconteur, historian (recorder) [more]; biographer, fabulist, novelist.
[Verbs] describe; set forth (state) [more]; draw a picture, picture; portray (represent) [more]; characterize, particularize; narrate, relate, recite, recount, sum up, run over, recapitulate, rehearse, fight one's battles over again.
unfold a tale (disclose) [more]; tell; give an account of, render an account of; report, make a report, draw up a statement.
detail; enter into particulars, enter into details, descend to particulars , descend to details; itemize.