poetic device: Imagery

Imagery means using figurative language in a way that appeals to our physical senses. Although the word “imagery” sounds like it refers only to visual language—the sense of sight—it actually refers to any of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

Imagery can include descriptive language, onomatopoeia, personification, metaphor, simile, or any other figurative language that enhances the impact of the poem by appealing to our bodily senses.

I Can't Believe It's Christmas Eve by Kenn Nesbitt
I Can’t Believe It’s Christmas Eve
Somebody Stole My Butt by Kenn Nesbitt
Somebody Stole My Butt
My Brother Ate My Smartphone by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother Ate My Smartphone
I Took My Doggy for a Walk by Kenn Nesbitt
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
My Grandma Bought a Rocking Chair
On New Year's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
On New Year’s Day
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney by Kenn Nesbitt
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney
It’s Winter Vacation
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily
My Dog Likes to Dig by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Dig
Bob’s Job
I Found a Penny on the Ground
Horror Movie Marathon by Kenn Nesbitt
Horror Movie Marathon
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
What to Do With a Dinosaur
Welcome Back to School
If You're Swallowed by an Elephant by Kenn Nesbitt
If You’re Swallowed by an Elephant
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
The Headless Horseman's Hattery by Kenn Nesbitt
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery
Lost Inside a Labyrinth by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost Inside a Labyrinth
My Brother Might Be Bigfoot by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother Might Be Bigfoot
The Pirate of Pickletown by Kenn Nesbitt
The Pirate of Pickletown
Captain Impossible by Kenn Nesbitt
Captain Impossible