Presentation on theme: "Imagery and Sensory Details. Do Now Name a place that is important to you. Write down the place and 3 adjectives that describes this place. Ex: Your favorite."— Presentation transcript:
Do Now Name a place that is important to you. Write down the place and 3 adjectives that describes this place. Ex: Your favorite hang out spot, sports field, your home etc.
Imagery Imagery gives language its forcefulness!
The Nature of Imagery Imagery makes our senses come alive when we read! An image is a single word or phrase that appeals to one of our senses.
Imagery as the Great “Helper”: When we read, imagery can help us see color or motion! It can also help us hear sound Smell an odor Feel a texture or temperature Taste a sweet, sour, or salty flavor
For Review: Metaphor: Language that makes a comparison of unlike objects Simile: compares things using “as” or “like” Personification: gives human qualities to non-humans Imagery is descriptive language… and often incorporates metaphors, similes and personification.
Imagery is a part of a writer’s style. Imagery is a key component to how interested the reader will likely be while they read! Imagery shows the reader rather than tells the reader what is occurring in the writing. Good writing uses imagery to enhance the connection to the reader! Authors and Imagery
An image can be so fresh, so powerful that it can speak to our deepest feelings. An image can be crafted so that it makes us feel joy, grief, wonder, horror, or even love. As humans, we crave connection! How Readers Connect to Imagery
Sensory Details Sensory details are those descriptive words, phrases, or sentences that let the reader see, smell, taste, touch, or hear something..
Descriptive, Sensory Details: The irresistible aroma wrapped its arms around the woman when she opened the oven.
Descriptive, Sensory Details: The rainbow of colors flashing from the dress made it impossible to ignore.
Descriptive, Sensory Details: The chiropractor pushed forcefully down on my spine and I could hear a car crash of bone scraping bone inside of my back.
Descriptive, Sensory Details: When Henry’s hand was caught in the car door a thousand needles rampaged their way through every nerve in his body.
Descriptive, Sensory Details: When I took a bite of the steak the rich juices, savory spices, and succulent taste overwhelmed me.
Example: "And then I see her, the blood drained from her face, hands clenched in fists at her sides, walking with stiff, small steps up toward the stage, passing me, and I see the back of her blouse has become untucked and hanges out over her skirt." -- From "The Hunger Games", Chapter 2, Pg. 21 - 22. Example: "Birds are settling down for the night, singing lullabies to their young. Night creatures emerge. An owl hoots. The faint scent of a skunk cuts through the smoke. The eyes of some animal peer at me from the neighboring tree - a possum maybe - catching the firelight from the Careers' torches." -- From "The Hunger Games", Chapter 13, Pg. 183.
Activity Instructions: Get into groups of 2 or 3 students. Once you are in your groups choose one of the places that you wrote down in your journal entries. You will work together to write 4-5 sentences describing that setting. You are to use vivid imagery and color words like John Steinbeck did in the beginning of the novel. Your goal is to use words to create a picture in the mind of the reader. After you create the 4-5 sentences, you will use the provided markers to write down your sentences and create a picture from the words that you wrote. You will present your poster.