Imagery & Figurative Language. An”image” is “a word or sequence of words that refers to any sensory experience”. Imagery. What are your five senses? Hearing, Sight, Taste, Touch, and Smell.
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Imagery & Figurative Language
An”image” is “a word or sequence of words that
refers to any sensory experience”
What are your five senses? Hearing, Sight, Taste, Touch, and Smell.
a noun used to refer to a set of related images in a piece of writing or the totality of images in the writing.
Figurative language uses figures of speech to convey unique images and create some sort of special effect or impression.
A “figure of speech” is an intentional deviation from the ordinary usage of language.
(X is like Y: X is compared to Y in order to illustrate X more fancifully, poetically, or effectively.
My love is like a red, red rose.
My love resembles a rose.
My love is redder than a rose.
She came out smelling like a rose!
In a metaphor, a writer states that X is Y. Readers understand that we are not to take the comparison literally, but that the metaphor helps us to see X in a new way.
EXAMPLE: My brother is a prince.
Her eyes are dark emeralds.
Her teeth are pearls.
Avoid Mixed Metaphors
-combining two or more incompatible images in a single figure of speech
1. "The ancient car groaned into third gear."2. "The cloud scattered rain throughout the city."3. "The tropical storm slept for two days."The nonliving objects in the above sentences (car, cloud, storm) have been given human qualities (groaned, scattered, slept). Adding meaning to nonliving or nonhuman objects in this manner is called personification.