Literary device: Imagery
Imagery means to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
Usually it is thought that imagery makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds. The word imagery is associated with mental pictures. However, this idea is but partially correct. Imagery, to be realistic, turns out to be more complex than just a picture. Read the following examples of imagery carefully:
Types of Figurative Language:
It covers a wide range of literary devices and techniques, a few of them include:
How does Tim O'Brien effectively use imagery in Chapter 1 "The Things They Carried"?
In your opinion, what was the most powerful example of imagery? Explain why.
Responses should be in full sentences and address both portions of the prompt; using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Be familiar with the definitions of the figurative language techniques highlighted in red (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and alliteration) for a quiz on Friday. You will be provided with a short excerpt and asked to identify the correct figurative language technique.