Imagery

IB English A: Language & Literature: Imagery

Imagery is a stylistic device, which uses language to appeal to the reader"s senses of sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. It is sometimes used as a form of analogy, comparing an abstract idea to a concrete experience. Its aim is to paint a picture in the mind of the reader and bring a text "to life". This engages the reader further and makes him/her want to read on. To practice working with imagery, you can take a...


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