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.

The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
While Strolling Down the Beach Today
I Tried to Ride a Skateboard
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
The Pirate of Pickletown by Kenn Nesbitt
The Pirate of Pickletown
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
The Armpit of Doom by Kenn Nesbitt
The Armpit of Doom
Merlo the Magnificent
Hannah’s Hammer
The Biggest Burp Ever
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops by Kenn Nesbitt
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops
Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
Crazy Over Vegetables by Kenn Nesbitt and Eric Herman
Crazy Over Vegetables
Our Teacher’s Not a Zombie
Class Gas
Crash Bang Boom by Kenn Nesbitt
Crash! Bang! Boom!
On Dinosaur Island
The Tighty-Whitey Spider
I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon
A Rumble in My Bedroom by Kenn Nesbitt
A Rumble in My Bedroom
My Ice Cream Is Melting by Kenn Nesbitt
My Ice Cream Is Melting