An Introduction to Anemographia
Anemographia (etymologically from Greek, literally “a piece describing the wind”), is a kind of EnargiaOpens in new window which in its description, consists of a vivid and illusionary movement of the wind. The manner of its description often bring about physical presence or an aura of reality.
Anemographia typically features in literary works when describing abstract attributes of the wind.
Other Rhetorical devices such as onomatopoeia and asyndeton or its relatives are crucial to the development of effective visual description of wind. For example, employing OnomatopoeiaOpens in new window will resonate or imitate the sound of the wind; likewise, the use of AsyndetonOpens in new window will give the wind its rightful movement, and the use of Iambic Pentameter will give the poetic pattern which most resembles wind. (Gregory T. Howard)