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  • (Kennedy and Gioia 741).
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    1. 1. IMAGERYWhat is figurative language?)
    2. 2. WHAT WILL I LEARN TODAY? What a poet does Imagery (What is figurative language?)
    3. 3. Can you tellme what this is?
    4. 4. Image• An ”image” is “a word or sequence of words that refers to any sensory experience”
    5. 5. Imagery• We’re going to look at two types of language:• figurative imagery• and literal imagery•
    6. 6. Figurative vs. Literal• To understand figurative imagery,• one has to understand the difference between – figurative and literal
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    10. 10. What is figurative language?• Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.
    11. 11. Imagery in poetry• Poets often create images or enhance meaning by comparing one thing to another for special effect.
    12. 12. Figurative Language• means more than what it says on the surface.• It usually gives us a feeling about its subject.
    13. 13. Figurative Language• Poets use figurative language and literal language.• Conscious of the difference.• Otherwise, a poem may make no sense at all.
    14. 14. An image conveys…What are your five senses? Sight, Hearing, Touch, Taste, and Smell• An image conveys a sense perception , i.e., a visual picture, a sound, a feeling of touch, a taste, or an odor
    15. 15. Literal
    16. 16. Literal• My meaning is exactly what I say
    17. 17. Figurative
    18. 18. Figurative• “let’s go chill”
    19. 19. ?
    20. 20. Figurative• Nothing to do with temperature
    21. 21. Figurative• I’m not suggesting we get into the freezer
    22. 22. Figurative• …means let’s relax together and do something fun
    23. 23. Figurative vs. Literal• Confused?• Think of it this way: –Literal as real –Figurative as imaginary
    24. 24. Why Figurative Language?• Also known as descriptive language, or poetic language –figurative language helps the writer paint a picture in the reader’s mind.
    25. 25. Why Figurative Language?• You know descriptive, –that’s when you describe something.
    26. 26. Why Figurative Language?• Poetic language, Figurative language: –helps paint a picture in the reader’s mind.
    27. 27. Again: Figurative Language• Figurative Language does not always mean what is being said or read –but serves to make it more interesting.