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

Creating an illusion of reality through description of the wind.


"The rushing zephyr hushed the pace of words."
The onomatopoeia (words sounding like wind) and the rhythm of this line (iambic pentameter) seem to suggest the sound and movement of wind.

Kind Of Identity
Part Of
Related Figures figures of description, enargia
Notes It would be interesting to find what other rhetorical figures refer to the natural world.
Confidence Confident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
Confidence Confident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed Yes
Reviewer Ashley Rose Kelly