This cheat sheet answers the following questions:
1. What is imagery?
2. What are the types of Imagery?
Definition of Imagery
To use figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Usually, it is thought that imagery makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds.
Organic imagery / subjective imagery, pertains to personal experiences of a character's body, including emotion and the senses of hunger, thirst, fatigue, and pain.
Visual imagery pertains to graphics, visual scenes, pictures, or the sense of sight.
Types of Imagery
kinesthetic - movement
olfactory - smell
visual - sight
gustatory - taste
organic - feeling inside
tactile - touch
auditory - sound
Auditory imagery is a form of mental imagery that is used to organize and analyze sounds when there is no external auditory stimulus present. This form of imagery is broken up into a couple of auditory modalities such as verbal imagery or musical imagery.
kinesthetic imagery is the representation of the actions and movements of an object or a character.
Olfactory imagery pertains to odors, aromas, scents, or the sense of smell.
Gustatory imagery pertains to flavors or the sense of taste.
Tactile imagery pertains to physical textures or the sense of touch.
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