An example of an imagery sentence is, "The morning air was damp yet crisp and the intermittent drizzling rain only added to the gloomy, wet and haggard feeling," which is imagery that describes the place that the charact... More »

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. More »

Evergreen trees, Santa Claus and reindeer are all popular examples of secular Christmas imagery and symbols. Christian imagery relating to the holiday tends to center around the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus as re... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

One example of antimetabole is the famous quote from Socrates who said, "Eat to live, not live to eat." Another example is from Malcolm X, who said, "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us." Antimeta... More »

Direct characterization occurs when the narrator or a character directly tells the audience about a character, as in "Romeo and Juliet" when Mercutio describes his adversary Tybalt in detail. Similarly, in the short stor... More »

One example of a figurative analogy is comparing the sound of a car's engine running with the sound of rain falling. Another example is comparing a human with a motorized toy because both can move. In both cases, a figur... More »

An example of cacophony would be "We want no parlay with you and your grisly gang who worked your wicked will," spoken by Winston Churchill, according to the University of Kentucky. Another example of cacophony might be ... More »