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Paige Melby

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Transcript of imagery

the use of words or pictures in books, films, paintings, etc. to describe ideas or situations Imagery Use of vivid details that apply to the senses in a story to help describe ideas or situations Imagery EXAMPLES im·age·ry

Imagery is used in literature to refer to descriptive language that evokes sensory experience. Imagery Reference.com Cambridge Dictionaries Online Examples (Continued) ACTIVITY imagery in poetry, music, and prose can use language to represent any of our senses – visual (see), auditory (hear), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste), tactile (touch) and kinesthetic (movement). COMPLETE QUESTIONS TOGETHER IN CLASS Questions Decide which senses you think apply to the phrases below They go up and down steep hills: _______________

Their legs take cold showers of morning dew on the weeds ________________

Step aside to make way for their rushing feet: ___________________

They hear the peyee-peeyee of the crickets, and the twee-twee of half-awake lizards ____

They run …like fish dancing with sea waves ___________

The bread sellers rushing to keep their breads hot for their customers __________

Roads of white turf and roads of red clay ____________

Butterflies brush their powder-covered wings against the children’s sweat-dripping faces ______________
Visual: The crimson liquid spilled from the neck of the white dove, staining and matting its pure, white feathers Auditory: "At the next table a woman stuck her nose in a novel; a college kid pecked at a laptop. Overlaying all this, a soundtrack: choo-k-choo-k-choo-k-choo-k-choo-k--the metronomic rhythm of an Amtrak train rolling down the line to California, a sound that called to mind an old camera reel moving frames of images along a linear track, telling a story." (excerpt from 'Riding the Rails') Kinesthetic:"The clay oozed between Jeremy's fingers as he let out a squeal of pure glee." (excerpt from 'A tale of two cities' by Charles Dickens) Olfactory (smell): "I was awakened by the strong smell of a freshly brewed coffee."
."(excerpt from "A Map of the World", Random House)
Gustatory (taste):"Tumbling through the ocean water after being overtaken by the monstrous wave, Mark unintentionally took a gulp of the briny, bitter mass, causing him to cough and gag."
(From the poem "This Is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams)

Tactile (touch): 'The bed linens might just as well be ice and the clothes snow.' From Robert Frost's "The Witch of Coos"
The End!
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