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Transcript of Imagery

In this lesson, you'll discover how authors choose words to create pictures in your mind. Imagery IMAGERY IS THE use of words to help readers visualize, or create pictures in their minds, of people, places, and events in a story.
Authors choose words that appeal to readers’ five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Marta spied one bright yellow tulip peeking its head above the others. Marta saw tulips in the garden. Using Imagery Simple Description Example 1 I was interrupted by the shrill blast of a horn as a car rushed toward me and screeched to a stop. I heard the horn of a car as it came my way. Using Imagery Simple Description Example 2 We sloshed through the puddles as cold, bone-chilling rain poured down harder and harder. We had to walk through the rain. Using Imagery
Simple Description Example 3 As I came into the kitchen, I noted a strong, sharp odor of onions and the lingering fumes from frying bacon. My mouth watered! In the kitchen, I smelled bacon and onions. Using Imagery Simple Description Example 4 Lee carried the large bucket of fluffy, crunchy, butter-dripping popcorn for us to share as we watched the show. We bought some popcorn to eat at the movie. Using Imagery Simple Description Example 5 Visualizing helps you connect with the text by picturing things you already know.
That, in turn, helps you better remember what you read. Taste
bacon Marta’s House A word web like this one can help you organize details as you visualize characters, settings, or events. Smell
bacon Touch
Smooth door Sight
Yellow tulip
car Sound
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