What is the definition of imagery?

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Oct 5, 2016

Descriptive language that appeals to one or more of five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell


For example, here is a quote from the book Beautiful Creatures

“It was midnight; but the sky was on fire. The flames reached into the sky, pushing forth massive fists of smoke, swallowing everything in their path. Even the moon. The ground had turned to swamp. Burned ashen ground that had been drenched by the rains that preceded the fire. If only it had rained today. Genevieve choked back the smoke that burned her throat so badly it hurt to breathe… she could hear the screams, mixed with the gunshots and the unrelenting roar of the flames. She could hear the soldiers shouting orders of murder… It was the smell that told her she was too late. Lemons. The tart smell of lemons mixed with ash… Nothing had ever been able to kill those trees. Until today” (Garcia). Beautiful Creatures