Definition of Imagery Imagery means visually descriptive or figurative language.
Description of Huck’s Father Huck’s dad was described as violent and drunk. He would drink lots of alcohol and abuse Huck. “He was most 50, and he looked it. His hair was long and tangled and greasy and hung down, and you could see his eyes shining through it like he was behind vines. It was all black, no grey; so was his long, mixed-up whiskers. There warn’t no colorin his face, where his face showed—it was white; not like another man’s white, but a white to make a body sick, a whote to make a body’s flesh crawl—a tree—toad white, a fish-belly white. As for his clothes—just rags, that was all.”
Description of The Storm “And next, when it was just about the bluest and blackest -- FST! it was as bright as glory, and you'd have a little glimpse of treetops a-plunging about away off yonder in the storm, hundreds of yards further than you could see before; dark as sin again in a second, and now you'd hear the thunder let go with an awful crash, and then go rumbling, grumbling, tumbling, down the sky towards the under side of the world, like rolling empty barrels down stairs -- where it's long stairs and they bounce a good deal, you know."
Description of The Grangerford Mansion Huck was very impressed by the mansion. o "It didn't have an iron latch on the front door, nor a wooden one with a buckskin string, but a brass knob to turn, the same as houses in town. There warn't no bed in the parlor, nor a sign of a bed; but heaps of parlors in towns has beds in them. There was a big fireplace that was bricked on the bottom, and the bricks was kept clean and red by pouring water on them and scrubbing them with another brick"
Description of the Mississippi River Huck’s adventure wasn’t much without the Mississippi River. Twain goes into a lot of detail describing the river. Jim and Huck used the river to escape from their problems. “Nearly always in the dead water under a towhead; and then cut young cottonwoods and willows, and hid the raft with them. Then we set out the lines. Next we slid into the river and had a swim, so as to freshen up and cool off; then we set down on the sandy bottom where the water was about knee deep, and watched the daylight come. Not a sound anywheres--perfectly still--just like the whole world was asleep, only sometimes the bullfrogs a- cluttering…”
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