Figure Name dendrographia
Source Silva Rhetoricae (
Earliest Source None
Etymology None
Type Trope
Linguistic Domain Semantic

Creating an illusion of reality through vivid description of a tree.


Its trunk was but a wizened arm, its branches bony fingers grasping vainly at the winter sky.

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures enargia
Notes Trope selected as 'best fit' type based on the example. Should this be part of metaphor? -CWS
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes enargia is the only related figure. rmed content from SRs "see also" and "figures of invention" fields. -ark
Reviewed Yes
Reviewer Ashley Rose Kelly