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Imagery And Word Choice


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Imagery And Word Choice

  1. 1. Imagery and Word Choice<br />
  2. 2. Imagery<br />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<br />EXAMPLES:<br />The smell of cookies filled the room with pungent cinnamon and tangy ginger. <br />She walked into the room and all fell silent as she swayed through the crowd in all of her glory.<br />
  3. 3. Word Choice<br />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!<br />
  4. 4. Imagery Activity<br />Expand on each of these sentences to make them more vivid and alive.<br />The house looked run down.<br />The tree had new buds.<br />The cookies were burned.<br />The couch was comfortable.<br />
  5. 5. Word Choice Activity<br />Using a thesaurus, find words to describe these common every day, over used words with words that sound “better”<br />Good<br />Happy<br />Sad<br />Tired<br />Hate<br />Love<br />Stupid<br />Fat<br />Bad <br />
  6. 6. Writing your own!<br />Think of your three favorite colors. How would you describe what those colors looks like to someone else? <br />
  7. 7. Color Poem<br />Now answer these questions in reference to your favorite color:<br />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?<br />
  8. 8. Create a Color Poem as a class:<br />What things LOOK_______________?<br />
  9. 9. What things SOUND ______________?<br />
  10. 10. What things SMELL_______________?<br />
  11. 11. How does ____________FEEL?<br />
  12. 12. What makes YOU FEEL ___________?<br />
  13. 13. What things TASTE____________?<br />
  14. 14. What EXPERIENCES or IDEAS seem__________?<br />
  15. 15. Can you think of any ____________ PLACES?<br />