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.

Homework Stew by Kenn Nesbitt
Homework Stew
When the Teacher Isn’t Looking
Falling Asleep in Class
Good Morning Mrs. Hamster by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning, Mrs. Hamster
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
I Had to Get a Haircut by Kenn Nesbitt
I Let My Sister Cut My Hair
Somebody Stole My Butt by Kenn Nesbitt
Somebody Stole My Butt
Cooking Class by Kenn Nesbitt
Cooking Class
My Teacher Took My iPod
Overslept by Kenn Nesbitt
Overslept
Basketball’s My Favorite Sport
Our Teacher’s a Football Fanatic
Sleeping Santa
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
My Dog Likes to Dig
Incomplete Trick-or-Treat by Kenn Nesbitt
Incomplete Trick-or-Treat
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Welcome Back to School
Bob’s Job
Science Homework