Imaginative Imagery Essay

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Poems use many literary devices like imagery to convey a deeper meaning and voice. Imagery helps to draw a reader into the page and let them use their senses to discover the world in a new and exciting way. This, like many other literary devices used can help an author achieve a more mature tone. In the texts: “There is No Word for Goodbye,” by Mary Tall Mountain, “Daily,” by Naomi Shihab Nye, “Hope,” by David T. Hilbun,” and, “The Day of the Storm,” by Tryoneca Booker, imagery is used in different ways.
The poem, “There is No Word for Goodbye,” by Mary Tall Mountain uses imagery to help the reader understand the author’s connection with her aunt. Mountain describes her aunt as,“The net ...view middle of the document...

It is perfect and creamy white like a cloud. A person can picture a sentence like that easier than if it were to say that the envelope was white.
Imagery describes terror and confusion in the text, “Hope,” by David T. Hilbun. There was limbs that flew all around, a dead body, and loud noises. If you add imagery to those words, a frightening tone can be conveyed to the reader. Take for instance this line, “Outside was a scene of total destruction. Their house was gone, a few planks in its place.” The reader can imagine the instant devastation going through Hilbun’s mind. It’s easier to imagine the ripped skeleton of a house when reading the imagery of the text. “Screaming, flipping over and over, he bid a mental farewell to his father and a mental hello to his mother.” After this sentence it is difficult to not feel terror and suspense. One can only imagine how the family would be feeling at that time, and the imagery in, “Hope,” makes it possible to understand.
Hurricane Katrina was a devastating storm, and the story, “The Day of the Storm,” by Ty Booker uses imagery to help readers understand its events. The hurricane was huge, it ripped apart hundreds of cities along the coast and took many lives. Booker lived through the event as a...

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