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:
- 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."