Words That Pack A Punch

Gabby Green


What-imagery means to use figurative language to respect objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.

why- One of the many is for them to be able to express more vividly a thought or to bring out an emotion or two from their readers. Another reason would be to persuade his reader to think the way he would by making use of a lot of metaphors, symbolism and other forms of figures of speech to describe his ideas or thoughts

Examples of Imagery

“O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear;”

“Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.”

  • It was dark and dim in the forest. – The words “dark” and “dim” are visual images.
  • He whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee. – “whiff” and “aroma” evoke our sense of smell or olfactory sense.
  • The fresh and juicy orange is very cold and sweet. – “ juicy” and “sweet” when associated with oranges have an effect on our sense of taste or gustatory sense.


What-In literature, mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.

when- its because the writer wants to emphasis the main point of why the piece was written, And it helps the reader understand the feeling of the characters and author

Examples of Mood

  1. “The river, reflecting the clear blue of the sky, glistened and sparkled as it flowed noiselessly on.”
  2. There was no moon, and everything beneath lay in misty darkness: not a light gleamed from any house, far or near all had been extinguished long ago: and those at Wuthering Heights were never visible…”
  3. “I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”
  4. “And being no stranger to the art of war, I have him a description of cannons, culverins, muskets, carabines, pistols, bullets, powder, swords, bayonets, battles, sieges, retreats, attacks, undermines, countermines, bombardments, sea-fights…”
  5. “Gimmerton chapel bells were still ringing; and the full, mellow flow of the beck in the valley came soothingly on the ear. It was a sweet substitute for the yet absent murmur of the summer foliage, which drowned that music about the Grange when the trees were in leaf.”