Poetic devices: imagery and the five senses

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Poetic devices: imagery and the five senses

  1. 1. Poetic Devices and the Five Senses Week One - Tuesday
  2. 2. Use of language <ul><li>Poets often try to use language to make the reader see images. Poets also use language to try and reach the other senses.
  3. 3. Poetic language can make a feel all five of the human senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sight <ul><li>Trying to evoke images is the most common appeal to the senses.
  5. 5. The hillside lush green grass waved silently in the soft evening breeze. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Smell <ul><li>Poetic language can make smells seem real
  7. 7. Grandmother's warm kitchen smelled of sweet cookies, set to cool. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Taste <ul><li>We can taste food though poetry
  9. 9. I licked the sticky sweet strawberry frosting from my fingers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Touch <ul><li>We can feel the world though poetry
  11. 11. My cat's sandpaper tongue licked my forehead. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hearing <ul><li>Poetry can make you hear sound
  13. 13. The heavy door suddenly slammed, the windows shook. </li></ul>

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