What Are Some Good Examples of Imagery Poems?


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One example of a good imagery poem is "Preludes" by T.S. Eliot. Another example of a poem that has strong imagery is "Summer Night" by Alfred Tennyson.

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In the poem "Preludes," Eliot describes a winter night with images that capture the smells, sights and sounds of the environment. Another poem from Eliot that features strong imagery is "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," which is considered a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. Eliot was an author, publisher, and literary and social critic during the early to mid 20th century. He moved to England from America in 1914 and settled down there. He renounced his American citizenship and was naturalized as a British subject in 1929.

"Summer Night" is a poem that describes in detail the scenery of a summer evening. Tennyson depicts the flowers that close at night and the fireflies that come out. Born in the early 19th century, Tennyson is still one of the most popular British poets, as of 2015. He is known for his short prose, and a large portion of his work was inspired by classical mythology. While he was a successful poet, Tennyson wrote plays with dramatic themes that were not as well received.

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