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
Falling Asleep in Class
When the Teacher Isn’t Looking
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
My Teacher Took My iPod
Sleeping Santa
When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
Basketball’s My Favorite Sport
I Had to Get a Haircut by Kenn Nesbitt
I Let My Sister Cut My Hair
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon
Our Teacher’s a Football Fanatic
My Teacher Ate My Homework
My Dog Likes to Dig
Bob’s Job
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
Welcome Back to School
Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney
Science Homework
I Tried to Ride a Skateboard
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery