Imagery Use of words to paint a picture that allows a creative image to form in the reader’s mind. The writer chooses words carefully so that the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings they are describing form a vivid image for the reader EXAMPLES: The smell of cookies filled the room with pungent cinnamon and tangy ginger. She walked into the room and all fell silent as she swayed through the crowd in all of her glory.
Word Choice Makes the writing more attractive to the reader. Uses precise, vibrant language to create sentences that paint pictures for the reader. Word Choice is what helps the writer with imagery!
Imagery Activity Expand on each of these sentences to make them more vivid and alive. The house looked run down. The tree had new buds. The cookies were burned. The couch was comfortable.
Word Choice Activity Using a thesaurus, find words to describe these common every day, over used words with words that sound “better” Good Happy Sad Tired Hate Love Stupid Fat Bad
Writing your own! Think of your three favorite colors. How would you describe what those colors looks like to someone else?
Color Poem Now answer these questions in reference to your favorite color: List 1: What things LOOK (color)?List 2: What things SOUND (color)?List 3: What things SMELL (color)?List 4: How does (color) FEEL?List 5: What makes YOU FEEL (color)?List 6: What things TASTE (color)?List 7: What EXPERIENCES or IDEAS seem (color)?List 8: Can you think of any (color) PLACES?
Create a Color Poem as a class: What things LOOK_______________?