What Are Examples of Imagery Sentences?

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 character is in. Another example of imagery would be, “There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires” found in Act One of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” which is imagery about the devil and hell.

An imagery sentence includes imagery that is visual, auditory, thermal, tactile, gustatory, olfactory or kinesthetic. It creates an experience in the reader’s mind that helps them to understand where the character is coming from in literature. Imagery is used to make a scene more “lifelike” and real to the person reading the story.

Sometimes the imagery is spoken as in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” while other times it is written into the description of the world that the character lives in through the narration. In E.B. White’s “Once More to the Lake,” he uses a description of a boy going into the water wearing wet trunks. The imagery talks about the “small, soggy, icy garment” and paints a picture of a damp and chilly feeling. White could have written more simply, but his descriptions make the scene come to life for the reader.