Words That Pack A Punch
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
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.
Examples of Mood
- “The river, reflecting the clear blue of the sky, glistened and sparkled as it flowed noiselessly on.”
- 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…”
- “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.”
- “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…”
- “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.”