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
My Flat Cat
When the Teacher Isn’t Looking
Falling Asleep in Class
Overslept by Kenn Nesbitt
My Teacher Took My iPod
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
I Had to Get a Haircut by Kenn Nesbitt
I Let My Sister Cut My Hair
Basketball’s My Favorite Sport
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Sleeping Santa
Somebody Stole My Butt by Kenn Nesbitt
Somebody Stole My Butt
Cooking Class by Kenn Nesbitt
Cooking Class
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
Our Teacher’s a Football Fanatic
Incomplete Trick-or-Treat by Kenn Nesbitt
Incomplete Trick-or-Treat
My Dog Likes to Dig
Welcome Back to School
Bob’s Job
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
My Teacher Ate My Homework
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon