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.

My Flat Cat
When the Teacher Isn’t Looking
Falling Asleep in Class
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
Sleeping Santa
My Teacher Took My iPod
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid
Basketball’s My Favorite Sport
My Teacher Ate My Homework
Our Teacher’s a Football Fanatic
My Dog Likes to Dig
Bob’s Job
Welcome Back to School
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
I Tried to Ride a Skateboard
Science Homework
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
Please Don’t Read This Poem
The Armpit of Doom
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
While Strolling Down the Beach Today
The Biggest Burp Ever