Imagery. DESCRIBING something using the 5 senses . If someone says “There’s a deer” what do you picture? . It lets you know that there is a deer, that you would see a deer, but it doesn’t describe it for you or give you a clue about what it looks or sounds or acts like. So..
DESCRIBING something using the 5 senses
It lets you know that there
is a deer, that you would see a deer,
but it doesn’t describe it for you
or give you a clue about what
it looks or sounds or acts like. So..
that’s not imagery.
What details could you to describe
This informational description of deer gives us more details, and starts to help us picture a deer… it’s a general overview, not detailed imagery, but it’s starting to include some imagery
Pick one of the deer, and without saying which, list some details to describe it. Then, you are going to read your description to a partner and see if he or she can guess which deer you are talking about.
“You don't see the deer till they turn their heads—road full of eyeballs, small moons glowing…color of wet straw, color of oak leaves in winter.” – from the poem “Deer Hit”
“The deer's eyes, black and fragile, stare back…its coat, thick, stiff like straw, with a straw-like shine…antlers, those little trees of bone, grown for a season and shed like leaves…eyes of wet ink, unblinking…The deer moves, smooth as a fish, is gone.” –from the poem “Deer, 6:00 Am”
“ They dip their heads, hold forked hooves above snow, turn furred ears to scoop from the wind the sounds of hounds, or men” –from the poem “Winter Study”