Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic

The use of vivid figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.

Each type of imagery corresponds to a human sense, feeling, or action. There are a total of seven types of imagery, but we only have five senses, how do you think this is possible?

Which senses do these types of imagery correspond to:

  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Kinesthetic


  • Most commonly used type of imagery to create unique, yet common images
  • Example: The shadows crisscrossed the rug while my cat stretched languidly in one of the patches of sun.


  • Mental representation of any sound, vital in imagining and feeling a situation
  • Example: "a deep, harsh note boomed" (Golding 10)


  • Broader term used to describe movement or tension
  • Example: "His body moved fluidly throughout the obstacle course, dodging every object thrown at him with agility and grace while speeding down the path."

Think of an example of each of these types of imagery to describe some aspect of the leaves in the background of this smore.