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
The Geese Are Honking Overhead by Kenn Nesbitt
The Geese Are Honking Overhead
I’m Wearing My Parrot
My Teacher Ate My Homework by Kenn Nesbitt
My Teacher Ate My Homework
Science Homework
It's Halloween My Face is Green by Kenn Nesbitt
It’s Halloween, My Face Is Green
Springy Sidewalk
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
I Tried to Ride a Skateboard
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
While Strolling Down the Beach Today
Broken
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
Merlo the Magnificent
The Armpit of Doom by Kenn Nesbitt
The Armpit of Doom
The Biggest Burp Ever
Hannah’s Hammer
Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
My Mom Likes Playing DnD by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mom Likes Playing DnD
Crazy Over Vegetables by Kenn Nesbitt and Eric Herman
Crazy Over Vegetables
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops by Kenn Nesbitt
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops
Our Teacher’s Not a Zombie
A Rumble in My Bedroom by Kenn Nesbitt
A Rumble in My Bedroom
Class Gas