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.

My Grandma Bought a Rocking Chair
Sleeping Santa by Kenn Nesbitt
Sleeping Santa
My Brother Ate My Smartphone by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother Ate My Smartphone
Somebody Stole My Butt by Kenn Nesbitt
Somebody Stole My Butt
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney by Kenn Nesbitt
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily
Horror Movie Marathon by Kenn Nesbitt
Horror Movie Marathon
My Dog Likes to Dig by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Dig
Bob’s Job
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
What to Do With a Dinosaur
Welcome Back to School
The Geese Are Honking Overhead by Kenn Nesbitt
The Geese Are Honking Overhead
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
Lost Inside a Labyrinth by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost Inside a Labyrinth
Science Homework
My Brother Might Be Bigfoot by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother Might Be Bigfoot
It's Halloween My Face is Green by Kenn Nesbitt
It’s Halloween, My Face Is Green
I’m Wearing My Parrot
The Headless Horseman's Hattery by Kenn Nesbitt
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery
Springy Sidewalk
My Teacher Ate My Homework