As nouns the difference between epitome and motif
is that epitome
) (embodiment or encapsulation of
) while motif
is a recurring or dominant element; a theme.
(of a class of items) The embodiment or encapsulation of.
(of a class of items) A representative example.
(of a class of items) The height; the best.
(of a written document) A brief summary.
The sense ‘the height, the best’ is considered incorrect by some; instead, `pinnacle' may be preferred.
* (an embodiment of) in a nutshell (modern idiom), synopsis
* (the best) greatest
* (a summary) abstract, synopsis
A recurring or dominant element; a theme.
(music) A short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work
A decorative figure that is repeated in a design
(crystallography) The physical object or objects repeated at each point of a lattice. Usually atoms or molecules.
A basic element of a move in terms of why the piece moves and how it supports the fulfilment of a stipulation.
(biochemistry) In a nucleotide or amino-acid sequence, pattern that is widespread and has, or is conjectured to have, a biological significance.
- See how the artist repeats the scroll motif throughout the work?