What Is Imagery in Poetry and Literature?

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Could you define imagery or tell us the types that occur in poetry and literature? 

The very core of storytelling is organic imagery. When we work to make a film or TV show or anything else, the visuals we put on the screen need to represent the core themes and beats of the story. This appeals to the audience's sense of humanity. 

These ideas were not created by us filmmakers. They date back to the first human writing, poetry, and literature. They were brought about by finding words to express our sense of hearing, touch, and emotions.

Today, we're going to go over the very idea of imagery and its many facets. We'll learn its types, definition, and examples, and even unpack the vivid imagery that keeps us coming back for more. We will also find out what is the best definition of the term "imagery"! 

You'll learn to be a better visual writer from reading this post. You'll use your taste, smell, hearing, and other senses to connect with the world.

Now, let's go over the kinds of imagery we see in poetry and literature. And also learn how this stuff will help our film and TV aspirations. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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What Is Imagery in Poetry and Literature? 

This is going to be an all-encompassing walkthrough of the very idea of how we as human beings use our imaginations to create pictures in our heads. It's not only important to storytelling but to every art form we have. No matter what you create, it all comes down to images and how they make the audience feel.

Whether those images are expressed in words or in-camera effects, you need them to tap into emotions and into your soul. 

How does that work in literature and poetry? 

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"Imagery" Definition 

Imagery is the visually descriptive language used in a literary work. 

"Literature" Definition

Literature is a written work with lasting artistic merit. 

"Poetry" Definition 

 Poetry is an emotional literary work that uses distinctive style and rhythm to reveal deep human feelings and ideas. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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 A List of Imagery Words

When you're trying to use visual language, you might have trouble finding the words to help you. Well, here's a list of 500+ imagery words that can help you get anything across. Check them out below. 

  1. Abrasive
  2. Acidic
  3. Acrid
  4. Ambrosial
  5. Angular
  6. Antiseptic
  7. Appetizing
  8. Aroma
  9. Aromatic
  10. Azure
  11. Babble
  12. Balmy
  13. Bang
  14. Barking
  15. Bawled
  16. Bawling
  17. Bellow
  18. Billowy
  19. Biting
  20. Bitter
  21. Bittersweet
  22. Black
  23. Bland
  24. Blare
  25. Blaring
  26. Bleary
  27. Bleat
  28. Bloated
  29. Blonde
  30. Blue
  31. Blurred
  32. Blushing
  33. Boiling
  34. Boom
  35. Booming
  36. Branching
  37. Bray
  38. Breezy
  39. Bright
  40. Brilliant
  41. Briny
  42. Bristly
  43. Broad
  44. Brown
  45. Brunette
  46. Bubbly
  47. Bubby
  48. Bulbous
  49. Bulky
  50. Bumpy
  51. Burning
  52. Burnt
  53. Bushy
  54. Buttery
  55. Buzz
  56. Buzzing
  57. Cackle
  58. Cackling
  59. Camouflaged
  60. Charred
  61. Chatter
  62. Chattering
  63. Cheer
  64. Chilled
  65. Chilly
  66. Chiming
  67. Chirping
  68. Chubby
  69. Chuckle
  70. Circular
  71. Citrusy
  72. Clammy
  73. Clamor
  74. Clang
  75. Clanging
  76. Clap
  77. Clapping
  78. Clicking
  79. Clink
  80. Clinking
  81. Coarse
  82. Cold
  83. Colorful
  84. Colorless
  85. Colossal
  86. Contaminated
  87. Contoured
  88. Cooing
  89. Cool
  90. Cosmic
  91. Cottony
  92. Coughing
  93. Crackle
  94. Crackling
  95. Craggy
  96. Crashing
  97. Crawly
  98. Creak
  99. Creamy
  100. Creepy
  101. Crimson
  102. Crinkled
  103. Crispy
  104. Croaking
  105. Crooked
  106. Crow
  107. Crowded
  108. Crunch
  109. Crunching
  110. Crunchy
  111. Cry
  112. Crying
  113. Crystalline
  114. Cuddly
  115. Curved
  116. Cushioned
  117. Damp
  118. Dank
  119. Dark
  120. Dazzling
  121. Deafening
  122. Decayed
  123. Decomposed
  124. Deep
  125. Delectable
  126. Delicious
  127. Dim
  128. Dingy
  129. Dirty
  130. Disheveled
  131. Distinct
  132. Distorted
  133. Doggy
  134. Doughy
  135. Downy
  136. Drab
  137. Dreary
  138. Drenched
  139. Dripping
  140. Dry
  141. Dull
  142. Dusty
  143. Ear-piercing
  144. Earsplitting
  145. Earthy
  146. Elastic
  147. Elegant
  148. Enchanting
  149. Engaging
  150. Enormous
  151. Exploding
  152. Faded
  153. Faint
  154. Fancy
  155. Fat
  156. Feathery
  157. Fermented
  158. Fetid
  159. Feverish
  160. Filthy
  161. Fine
  162. Fishy
  163. Fizzing
  164. Flashy
  165. Flat
  166. Flavorful
  167. Flavorless
  168. Fleshy
  169. Flickering
  170. Floral
  171. Floury
  172. Flowery
  173. Fluff
  174. Fluffy
  175. Foamy
  176. Foggy
  177. Forked
  178. Foul-smelling
  179. Fragile
  180. Fragrant
  181. Freckled
  182. Freezing
  183. Fresh
  184. Fruity
  185. Furry
  186. Fuzzy
  187. Gagging
  188. Gamy
  189. Gargantuan
  190. Garlicky
  191. Gaseous
  192. Gasping
  193. Gaudy
  194. Gigantic
  195. Giggle
  196. Giggling
  197. Gingery
  198. Ginormous
  199. Glamorous
  200. Glassy
  201. Gleaming
  202. Glimpse
  203. Glistening
  204. Glitter
  205. Glittering
  206. Globular
  207. Gloomy
  208. Glossy
  209. Glowing
  210. Gluey
  211. Gold
  212. Gooey
  213. Graceful
  214. Grainy
  215. Grate
  216. Grating
  217. Gray
  218. Greasy
  219. Green
  220. Gritty
  221. Gritty
  222. Grotesque
  223. Growl
  224. Grumble
  225. Grunt
  226. Grunting
  227. Guffaw
  228. Gurgle
  229. Gurgling
  230. Gushy
  231. Hairy
  232. Hanging
  233. Hazy
  234. Hearty
  235. Heavy
  236. Hiss
  237. Hissing
  238. Hollow
  239. Homely
  240. Honking
  241. Horrid
  242. Hot
  243. Howl
  244. Hubbub
  245. Huge
  246. Hum
  247. Humid
  248. Humming
  249. Hush
  250. Ice-Cold
  251. Icy
  252. Illuminated
  253. Immense
  254. Indistinct
  255. Inodorous
  256. Itchy
  257. Ivory
  258. Jabber
  259. Jangle
  260. Jangling
  261. Juicy
  262. Knobbed
  263. Knotty
  264. Lacy
  265. Lanky
  266. Large
  267. Laughing
  268. Lavender
  269. Lean
  270. Leathery
  271. Lemony
  272. Light
  273. Lightweight
  274. Limp
  275. Lithe
  276. Little
  277. Lofty
  278. Long
  279. Low
  280. Lukewarm
  281. Lumpy
  282. Luscious
  283. Malnourished
  284. Malodorous
  285. Maroon
  286. Massive
  287. Matted
  288. Medicinal
  289. Mellow
  290. Melted
  291. Mephitic
  292. Metallic
  293. Miniature
  294. Minty
  295. Misshapen
  296. Misty
  297. Moaning
  298. Moist
  299. Moldy
  300. Monotonous
  301. Mooing
  302. Motionless
  303. Mottled
  304. Mountainous
  305. Mouth-watering
  306. Muddy
  307. Muffled
  308. Mumble
  309. Mumbling
  310. Murky
  311. Murmur
  312. Mushy
  313. Musky
  314. Musty
  315. Mutter
  316. Muttering
  317. Narrow
  318. Nauseating
  319. Noisy
  320. Numbing
  321. Nutritious
  322. Nutty
  323. Obtuse
  324. Odiferous
  325. Odor
  326. Odorless
  327. Oily
  328. Old
  329. Olive
  330. Opaque
  331. Orange
  332. Oval
  333. Palatable
  334. Pale
  335. Peeping
  336. Peered
  337. Peppery
  338. Perfumed
  339. Petite
  340. Pickled
  341. Piercing
  342. Piney
  343. Ping
  344. Pinging
  345. Pink
  346. Piquant
  347. Plastic
  348. Plopping
  349. Pointed
  350. Polluted
  351. Pop
  352. Portly
  353. Powdery
  354. Pristine
  355. Prodigious
  356. Pulpy
  357. Pungent
  358. Purple
  359. Purring
  360. Putrid
  361. Quacking
  362. Quaint
  363. Quiet
  364. Radiant
  365. Rancid
  366. Rank
  367. Rant
  368. Rapping
  369. Rasping
  370. Raucous
  371. Rave
  372. Raw
  373. Rectangular
  374. Red
  375. Reddish
  376. Redolent
  377. Reeking
  378. Refreshing
  379. Rich
  380. Ringing
  381. Ripe
  382. Rippling
  383. Roar
  384. Roaring
  385. Rocky
  386. Rotten
  387. Rotund
  388. Rough
  389. Round
  390. Rubbery
  391. Ruby
  392. Ruddy
  393. Rumble
  394. Rumbling
  395. Rustle
  396. Rustling
  397. Rusty
  398. Sabotaged
  399. Salty
  400. Salty/Salted
  401. Sandy
  402. Savory
  403. Scalding
  404. Scent
  405. Scented
  406. Scorching
  407. Scratching
  408. Scratchy
  409. Scream
  410. Screaming
  411. Screech
  412. Screeching
  413. Scrumptious
  414. Scummy
  415. Serene
  416. Serrated
  417. Shadowy
  418. Shaggy
  419. Shallow
  420. Shapeless
  421. Sharp
  422. Sheer
  423. Shimmering
  424. Shiny
  425. Shivering
  426. Shivery
  427. Short
  428. Shout
  429. Shouting
  430. Shrieking
  431. Shrill
  432. Sickly
  433. Sigh
  434. Silent
  435. Silky
  436. Silver
  437. Sing
  438. Singing
  439. Sizzling
  440. Skinny
  441. Skunky
  442. Slam
  443. Slamming
  444. Slimy
  445. Slippery
  446. Sloppy
  447. Small
  448. Smell
  449. Smoky
  450. Smooth
  451. Smothering
  452. Smudged
  453. Snap
  454. Snappy
  455. Snoring
  456. Snort
  457. Soapy
  458. Soaring
  459. Soft
  460. Sopping
  461. Soupy
  462. Sour
  463. Sparkling
  464. Sparkly
  465. Spherical
  466. Spicy
  467. Splashing
  468. Splintery
  469. Spoiled
  470. Spongy
  471. Spotless
  472. Spotted
  473. Springy
  474. Sputter
  475. Square
  476. Squashy
  477. Squawking
  478. Squeaky
  479. Squeal
  480. Squishy
  481. Stagnant
  482. Stale
  483. Stammer
  484. Steamy
  485. Steely
  486. Steep
  487. Stench
  488. Sticky
  489. Stifled
  490. Stifling
  491. Stinging
  492. Stinky
  493. Stomp
  494. Stony
  495. Storm
  496. Stormy
  497. Straight
  498. Strange
  499. Striped
  500. Stubby
  501. Stuttering
  502. Sugary
  503. Sunny
  504. Sweaty
  505. Sweet
  506. Swooping
  507. Syrupy
  508. Tall
  509. Tangled
  510. Tangy
  511. Tantalizing
  512. Tapered
  513. Tapering
  514. Tarnished
  515. Tart
  516. Tasteless
  517. Tearing
  518. Teeny-tiny
  519. Tempting
  520. Tender
  521. Tepid
  522. Thick
  523. Thin
  524. Thorny
  525. Thudding
  526. Thump
  527. Thumping
  528. Thunder
  529. Thundering
  530. Ticking
  531. Tickling
  532. Tingling
  533. Tinkling
  534. Tiny
  535. Tough
  536. Towering
  537. Translucent
  538. Transparent
  539. Triangular
  540. Turquoise
  541. Twinkling
  542. Twisted
  543. Twitter
  544. Twittering
  545. Ugly
  546. Unripe
  547. Unsanitary
  548. Unsightly
  549. Unusual
  550. Velvety
  551. Vibrant
  552. Vinegary
  553. Vivid
  554. Wail
  555. Warbling
  556. Warm
  557. Waxy
  558. Weird
  559. Wet
  560. Wheezing
  561. Whiff
  562. Whimper
  563. Whimpering
  564. Whine
  565. Whining
  566. Whir
  567. Whisper
  568. Whispering
  569. Whistle
  570. White
  571. Whooping
  572. Wide
  573. Wiry
  574. Wispy
  575. Wizened
  576. Woolly
  577. Wrinkled
  578. Wrinkly
  579. Yell
  580. Yellow
  581. Yelp
  582. Yummy
  583. Zesty

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Language That Appeals to the Senses 

This seems like a good time to point out that everything here is dedicated to you creating something that connects with people. We use language that appeals to the senses because it helps us time together the visual imagery of our brains. 

We're able to imagine better if the words on the page appeal to us, if they evoke some sort of sensory memory or just allow us to picture something in all its glory. 

What Is Comparative Imagery? 

If you have two passages and are trying to find their similarities and differences, you compare them. This is called comparative imagery.  

A filmmaker might do this with different drafts of a screenplay. And a writer might do it with different translations of a passage. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Vivid Imagery Is Often Used to Help the Reader 

We are in the imagination business. As people who primarily work in film and TV, vivid imagery appeals to us because it is the recipe to communicate ideas to readers. 

If no one can picture what you can in your brain, it won’t be a successful project. People need to see what’s happening in their minds so they can connect. 

This is also very important for screenwriters, who use the visual imagery on the page as a blueprint for what directors and cinematographers bring to the screen.   

"Sensory Imagery" Definition

Sensory imagery is when you use descriptive language to easily create images someone can imagine. 

What Is Sensory Imagery? 

Sensory imagery involves the use of descriptive language to create mental images. In literary terms, sensory imagery is a type of imagery—the difference is that sensory imagery works by engaging a reader's five senses. Any description of sensory experience in writing can be considered sensory imagery. 

Sensory covers all the different types of imagery.

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The Different Types of Imagery

There are a few types of imagery that you can employ in your writing. Whether working on literature, poetry, or your next great screenplay, try to incorporate these ideas to make your visuals come across even stronger. 

Sometimes we call this the different types of sensory imagery or the all-encompassing, vivid imagery. 

"Vivid Imagery" Definition

Vivid imagery is when the writer uses language that directly appeals to the five senses—touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste—to enable the reader to picture the meaning of the author. 

Vivid Description

When someone talks about vivid descriptions, they're talking about a detailed report about a scene or a landscape. They want individual details that build pictures in our minds and allow us to almost "see" what's going on. 

These are especially helpful for writers tackling novels, poems, or screenplays. They allow the audience to see the action thanks to the scene set by the vocabulary of a great writer.  

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Vivid Imagery Example

Robert Frost’s famous poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" contains some of the most vivid imagery possible. You can feel the cold, hear the jingling bells, and see the snow falling in the woods. Check it out below.  

Whose woods these are I think I know.   

His house is in the village though;   

He will not see me stopping here   

To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   

To stop without a farmhouse near   

Between the woods and frozen lake   

The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   

To ask if there is some mistake.   

The only other sound’s the sweep   

Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   

But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep.

"Visual Imagery" Definition 

Visual imagery immerses the reader or listener in words that describe the sense and feeling of sight. These are things like visual descriptions or talking about color, size, shape, shadows, light, and dark.  

Visual Imagery Examples 

In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, we get some excellent visual imagery explaining what it looks like on the wall. 

The color is repellant, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight. It is a dull yet lurid orange in some places, a sickly sulphur tint in others. No wonder the children hated it! I should hate it myself if I had to live in this room long.

"Olfactory Imagery" Definition 

Olfactory imagery is visuals conjured with the sense of smell. A smell can trigger emotions and memory. It is closely linked to taste and often employs simile to get its point across. Bad or good, scent can take us to many places. 

Olfactory Imagery Examples

Poet H.W. Longfellows uses the sense of smell to bring us to a place where it has just rained. We get all sorts of smells, from clover to smoke, evoking something peaceful and new.  

"They silently inhale

the clover-scented gale,

And the vapors that arise

From the well-watered and smoking soil"

"Tactile Imagery" Definition

Tactile imagery is writing or spoken words that stimulate your sense of touch by evoking things like an itch, something sticky, or the weight or feel of an object. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Tactile Imagery Example

In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, our titular character talks about the feeling of hot and cold, evoking the way our skin would feel. In this play, about murder, we get that feeling of violence, which makes our skin crawl. 

Shakespeare writes:

"Whiles I threat, he lives: Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives." 

What Does "Gustatory" Mean? 

Gustatory imagery focuses on the reader or listener's sense of taste. It pulls back memories or alludes to the way things sit on our palate. It can be sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, salty, or savory. 

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Gustatory Imagery Example

The esteemed poet John Keats writes in "The Eve of St. Agnes" about the tastes and eats of the festival, and everything sounds so good you can taste it. 

While he forth from the closet brought a heap

Of candied apple, quince, and plum, and gourd;

With jellies soother than the creamy curd,

And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon;

Manna and dates, in argosy transferr’d

From Fez; and spiced dainties, every one,

From silken Samarcand to cedar’d Lebanon.

Auditory Imagery

Auditory imagery is a form of visual imagery that evokes the sound of something. It can be words with sound meanings or even musicality. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Auditory Imagery Example 

I'm not sure there is a more famous auditory imagery example than Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It has that knocking on the door, which is both terrifying and an excellent way to learn this definition. 

 Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—

Only this and nothing more.”

Kinesthetic Imagery

Kinesthetic imagery describes the actions and movements of people on or with objects. They can be running your hand over something sharp or soft, creaking with physical movement, or stubbing your toe. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Kinesthetic Imagery Example

In A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, he writes about the feeling of the hustle and bustle of the town. He writes:

“With a wild rattle and clatter, and an inhuman abandonment of consideration not easy to be understood in these days, the carriage dashed through streets and swept round corners, with women screaming before it, and men clutching each other and clutching children out of its way. At last, swooping at a street corner by a fountain, one of its wheels came to a sickening little jolt, and there was a loud city from a number of voices, and the horses reared and plunged …” 

What Does "Poetic" Mean?

Poetic means words written in verse, or having to do with poetry. 

What Are Devices in Poetry?

There are five common literary devices found in poetry. Let’s go over each of them. 

Alliteration

An alliteration is the succession of words that all start with the same letter. Like how in V for Vendetta, the character of V only speaks in words that begin with V. 

Caesura and enjambment

Caesura is ​​a rhetorical break in the flow of sound in the middle of a line of verse. It goes hand in hand with enjambment, which is a sentence that runs from one verse or couplet into another, allowing related words to have new lines. 

Imagery

As we are covering in this post, these are words that create images or other sensory feelings within our minds. 

Juxtaposition/oxymoron

Juxtaposition is a literary device that compares two things to one another by placing them side by side. For example, in The Wizard of Oz, we see how black and white and color represent two very different worlds for Dorothy. 

And an oxymoron is a figure of speech in which contradictory terms appear together. They are terms like, "jumbo shrimp" and "a silent scream."

Personification 

Personification is the giving of human characteristics to something nonhuman. In movies and TV, think of things like The Brave Little Toaster or any of the animals in Disney animated movies. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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What Is a Poetic Device?

The devices mentioned above are used in poetry in conjunction with imagery to transport the reader to a place in their minds.

They are all words that deepen the connection to the material and to each other. 

Poems with Graphical Elements

One of the visual elements I love seeing is the graphical element in poetry. They literally change the imagery of how the poem looks on the page. 

Graphical elements of a poem are things like capitalization, punctuation, length of the lines, and the positioning of the words on the page. 

These elements help form the "shape" of a poem and these shapes tell us a lot about a story. 

My absolute favorite example of this is Joan Bransfield Graham’s poem, “Popsicle.”

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Examples of Imagery in Poetry

We’ve covered some of the poems that have different types of visuals, but let's look at a few prime examples of imagery in poetry. 

Alfred Tennyson writes a clear picture in "Summer Nights."

Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;

Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;

Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font:

The firefly wakens: waken thou with me.

Now droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost,

And like a ghost she glimmers on to me.

Now lies the Earth all Danaë to the stars,

And all thy heart lies open unto me.

Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves

A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me.

Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,

And slips into the bosom of the lake.

So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip

Into my bosom and be lost in me.

William Carlos Williams uses sensory imagery to make you hungry in "This Is Just to Say."

I have eaten

the plums

that were in

the icebox

and which

you were probably

saving

for breakfast

Forgive me

they were delicious

so sweet

and so cold

What Is "Literary"? The Literary Definition

Literary is having to do with literature or the written word. 

What Are Images in Literature?

When people write a novel or screenplay or a poem, they often use images to paint a picture of what the audience sees and hears. 

This helps define literature for the audience. 

These are worldbuilding tactics that help steep us in the point of view of the work. 

What is Imagery in Poetry & Literature
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Examples of Imagery in Literature 

We covered a few of these above, but I picked several others I thought really nailed our cause. 

First, let's talk about ​​Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement, in which there is the most beautiful description of a cabinet I have ever read. 

“A taste for the miniature was one aspect of an orderly spirit. Another was a passion for secrets: in a prized varnished cabinet, a secret drawer was opened by pushing against the grain of a cleverly turned dovetail joint, and here she kept a diary locked by a clasp, and a notebook written in a code of her own invention. … An old tin petty cash box was hidden under a removable floorboard beneath her bed.” 

When it comes to making a town feel alive with imagery, check out Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. There’s a wonderful excerpt about how Maycomb smells and feels live. 

“Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then; a black dog suffered on a summer’s day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’ clock naps, and by nightfall were like stiff teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. ”

Summing Up "What Is Imagery in Poetry and Literature?"

There's a lot to learn when it comes to the way we use language to communicate. We are visual creatures, whether that comes on the screen, or in our mind. Visuals are the ultimate communicator and can take us into our memories, our emotions, and anywhere else we can think about. 

What are some of your favorite uses of imagery in poetry in literature? we would love to know. Let us see some examples in the comments.      

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