"The damp leaves gave off a peppery scent as she scooped them into the wheelbarrow." What type of language is dominant in this passage?

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Jan 3, 2017

Sensory Imagery


Sensory imagery is a writer's use of words that connect to a reader's sense of sight, touch, taste, smell, or hearing to develop a mood, idea, character, or theme. This example implements several types of sensory imagery. The word "damp" is primarily touch, and "peppery scent" refers to one's sense of smell. And then of course there's the mental image (sense of sight) that is created in the reader's mind at the thought of leaves.