Universidad Central de VenezuelaFacultad de Humanidades Y Educación Escuela de Idiomas Modernos Imagery Integrantes: Duplat, Roberto Hernández ,Jesús Caracas, Venezuela
Imagery is when anauthor uses an object that isnot really there, in order tocreate a comparison betweenone that is, usually evoking amore meaningful visualexperience for the reader. Theelements in a literary workused to evoke mentalimages, not only of the visualsense, but also of sensation(touch, taste, smell, sound, orientation) and emotion.
Examples:“An Hourglass”“A marvelous craftedhourglass”Even when we’re talkingabout the same object themental image of thehourglass changes.
In order to catch reader’s attention theauthor uses figurative language such as: Metaphor Hyperbole Paradox Simile Onomatopoeia Personification
Metaphor A figure of speech in which a term or phrase isapplied to something to which it is not literallyapplicable in order to suggest a resemblance.Example: She was such a mule we couldn’t gether to change her mind
Hyperbole A figure of speech which uses an extravagant orexaggerated statement to express strong feelings.Example: I called you ten thousand times!
Paradox A statement or proposition which is self-contradictory, unreasonable, or illogical.Example: This statement is a lie.
Simile A figure of speech in which one thing isexplicitly compared to another, as in “she islike a rose.” Example: Suzie is as quiet as a mouseand as tall as a giraffe
Onomatopoeia The formation of a word, as cuckoo orboom, by imitation of a sound made by orassociated with its referent. Example: “Bark! Bark!” went the dog as hechased the car that vroomed past.
Personification The attribution of a personal nature orcharacter to inanimate objects or abstractnotions, especially as a rhetorical figure. Example: The sun opened its sleepy eyesand smiled down on the Earth as a new daybegan.