Lesson Plan - Get It!
What do these mean?
In the last two Related Lessons of this series on Author's Craft, we have talked about using sentence and word choice techniques to make writing more engaging to the reader.
This lesson will focus on an element of Author's Craft that is often used: imagery.
Imagery is language and description that are used to appeal to our five senses. When a writer uses imagery well, a reader can picture exactly what the scenario would look, smell, taste, sound, or feel like.
There are five types of imagery (like the five senses):
- Auditory: describes what we hear (music, silence, noise)
- Visual: describes what we see (colors, patterns, size)
- Tactile: describes what we touch or feel (texture, movement, temperature)
- Olfactory: describes what we smell (pleasant fragrances or bad odors)
- Gustatory: describes what we taste (sour, salty, sweet)
Watch the following videos on imagery to get a better idea of how it is used in writing:
What is Imagery? Examples of Imagery From Great Writers
Imagery (Literary Device)
Writing Imagery II YA Ink