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.

Sleeping Santa
My Flat Cat
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
My Dog Likes to Dig
Bob’s Job
When the Teacher Isn’t Looking
Science Homework
Science Homework
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
Falling Asleep in Class
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
I Tried to Ride a Skateboard
The Biggest Burp Ever
My Mouse is Misbehaving
It's Raining in My Bedroom
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
The Gorgon Sisters
The Gorgon Sisters
My Invisible Dragon
My Invisible Dragon
My Kitty Likes My Goldfish
My Brother’s a Genius
I Found Myself Upon a Cow
Willoughby White Nursery Rhyme
Learning to Fly
Fearless Frederick
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
The Armpit of Doom