● Anything that refers to a sense in a literary work ● Includes allusions and vehicles of metaphor and simile ● Classification: Rhetorical Imagery
“Is my team ploughing, That I was used to drive And hear the harness jingle When I was man alive?” Ay, the horses trample, The harness jingles now; No change though you lie under The land you used to plough. Imagery Example A.E. Housman, “Is My Team Ploughing” Not only images of horses and sound of jingling harness, but allusion to images of burial.
● An object, action, or event that represents something, creating associations beyond itself. ● Includes metaphors, simile, imagery, and etc. Symbolism
“My heart leaps up when i behold Rainbow is symbol of hope A rainbow in the sky.” -W. Wordsworth Wizard of oz “Characters” Scarecrow- Agricultural worker/ farmer Tin Man- Industrial worker/ Machinery Symbolism Examples
● Meaning, mood or tone which is influenced by the setting, dialogue, diction, and selection of details. ● Classification: Narrative Atmosphere
“Thunder and lightning. Enter three witches.” -Macbeth Atmosphere Example The opening of the play Macbeth is simple and starts by creating a very ominous atmosphere. Every word suggests that something bad will happen. It pictures a big storm where three witches emerge and makes you feel scared or excited about what's going to happen.