Dendographia (den-do-graf’-i-a): Creating an illusion of reality through vivid description of a tree.

The hillside was clearcut, except for one wounded fir tree wobbling in the wind; slowly dying in the bleak twisted mess that used to be a forest.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

One response to “Dendographia

  1. Elizabeth Wardenne

    In front of the lion’s den there was a young, strong, firm, and tall oak tree. It was the tallest tree in the whole forest. Many birds would build their nests there because they knew it was the perfect place to raise their chicks. The tree would never get to much or too little sunshine. The weather there was perfect

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