Imagery is the use of figurative language in literature in such a way that it appeals to the senses. It is used in several different literary techniques, such as metaphor, onomatopoeia and personification, in order to ma... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

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 »

Imagery is descriptive language using one or more of the senses. In literature, imagery can refer to figurative language, including metaphors and similes. Senses that can be expressed through descriptive imagery in poetr... More »

In literature, a theme is a common thread or main idea that is repeated throughout a literary work. The theme of a novel or story is the major message that organizes the entire work. The theme may be expressed overtly, b... More »

In literature, plot refers to the main storyline of a literary work. Novels, short stories, memoirs and plays all have plots, but poems and essays typically do not. More »

Elie Wiesel's memoir "Night" uses literary devices involving figurative language, such as similes, as well as devices involving alterations in sentence structure, using balanced sentences and periodic sentences to alter ... More »