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.

A Penguin's Toes by Kenn Nesbitt
A Penguin’s Toes
Santa's Beard by Kenn Nesbitt
Santa’s Beard
New Computer by Kenn Nesbitt
New Computer
There’s a Witch Outside My Window
Has Anyone Seen My Chameleon?
Green Rain by Kenn Nesbitt
Green Rain
The Gorgon Sisters
The Night Santa Claus Came by Kenn Nesbitt
The Night Santa Claus Came
An Awesome Opposum
I Have an Amoeba
Belinda Brooks by Kenn Nesbitt
Belinda Brooks
The Cowtown Ballet by Kenn Nesbitt
The Cow Town Ballet
Bradley Beard by Kenn Nesbitt
Bradley Beard is Rather Weird
If You Ever Meet an Elephant
The Monsters' Musical Contest by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monsters’ Musical Contest
Gilman Glumby Kenn Nesbitt
Gilman Glum