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 Tighty-Whitey Spider
I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack
A Rumble in My Bedroom by Kenn Nesbitt
A Rumble in My Bedroom
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon
My Ice Cream Is Melting by Kenn Nesbitt
My Ice Cream Is Melting
The Pretzel, the Pig, and the Baby Baboon
The Aliens Have Landed!
The Teachers Jumped Out of the Windows by Kenn Nesbitt
The Teachers Jumped Out of the Windows
Our Classroom Is Covered in Sparkles
Computer Boot by Kenn Nesbitt
Computer Boot
From the Ants in Our Petnuia Bed
Penny Parker's Pencil by Kenn Nesbitt
Penny Parker’s Pencil
Monkey Dream
My Mouse is Misbehaving
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
Snow Day
Snow Mail by Kenn Nesbitt
Snow Mail
I Ran for the Chapstick
Halloween Party
Fancy Dancer by Kenn Nesbitt
Fancy Dancer
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
My Kitty Likes My Goldfish
My Invisible Dragon
I Have to Write a Poem