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Imagery Differences In Texts Essay

836 words - 4 pages

Imagery is defined as language that appeals to one or more of the senses. It allows the writer to convey a deeper message while entertaining the reader at the same time. Often it is used to help the readers connect what the edification is to their own real life experiences. Imagery can be used to intrigue sight, smell, feel, taste, or hearing. Writing is considered not well written without imagery because people enjoy the feeling of a personal connection with the story. The Authors that are featured in Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Collection 4 do an exceptional job of involving imagery in their writings.
The first poem in the collection is “There is No Word For Goodbye” which gives ...view middle of the document...

The sense of feeling would be when she talks of planting the seeds and covering them with dirt. A person could remember planting something in the past and remember the feeling of broken up soil trickling through their fingertips. The last sensory Nye hits on is the one of scent. Most everyone has been cultivating a crop or plant and has taken a deep breath of loose dirt or the smell of plants all around them. Certainly Nye gives fantastic imagery in not only her opening stanza but in entirety of her writing.
Mr. Hilbun also does a wonderful job in including imagery into his writing especially to convey fear. In his short story about a hurricane that devastates his town, he explains how the horrible occurrence made the character feel. “Adam’s reply was cut off by the crash of a huge oak tree being ripped out of the dirt and slamming into the ground a few meters away with the force of a stick of dynamite.” The first thing a reader experiences is the horrible image of a tree being ripped from the earth by some invisible force called nature. Then comes the sound, a huge explosion that rips through a person’s ears leaving them deaf for a moment or two. His use of a metaphor shows superior writing skills especially since he wrote this at such a young age (8th Grade). Surely this man has a great understanding of how to...

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