2 ImageWords and descriptions that create pictures in the reader’s mind or suggest special impressions.Generally evokes one of the five senses.For Example:“The pig wallowed inthe thick brown mud.”“Her lips were red as licorice.”
3 SymbolAn image, object, color, place or character that represents a larger or more abstract idea or concept.What else could an imageof a pig stand for?What does justice look like?Does it have a symbol?
4 For exampleWhat are possible meanings of the fire imagery used in Lord of the Flies?Why do you think William Golding uses it repeatedly?Can you think of some other examples?
5 MotifA recurring (or repeated) pattern of features – objects, images, symbols – in a literary work.Motifs help the author to develop important ideas and themes in a literary work.For example: The use fish symbols and imagery in Big Fish.
6 Why are these techniques used? To draw attention on what the writer wants the reader to notice.To create patterns within the workTo create emphasis