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At the end of the lesson the learners

a. identify the different kinds of
b. construct a sentence with imagery;
c. express appreciation for sensory
What image do you
see in your
mind when you read
the following
A field of bright yellow
flowers lay beautifully
in front of me.
Is this image close to the
one you saw in your mind?
The big, juicy burger with its
melted cheese and red
tomatoes made my mouth
water and my stomach
Is this image
close to the
one you saw in
your mind?
✓Imagery refers to the “mental pictures”
that readers experience when reading
✓Imagery appeals directly to one or more
of the five senses.
✓An author achieves imagery through the
use of words.
Sensory Images
✓Creating sensory images is a strategy
readers use to think more deeply about
a text. It is when a reader combines
their schema and the information in the
text to create an image in their mind.
Sensory Images
✓ This image can represent all of the five senses
(visual, smell, taste, sound, touch or feeling).
Creating sensory images also helps a reader draw
on specific details in the text (e.g. a character’s
thoughts, words or actions; elements of tone,
meaning or beauty of a text), creating an
interaction between the reader and the text.
Sensory Images
✓When readers make sensory images
as they read, it helps them
understand and enjoy the story
more. It is as if you are experiencing
the text as it is happening and it is
hard to stop reading.
There are five
(5) types of
There are five (5) types of imagery:

1. Visual Imagery – what you see

2. Auditory – what you hear
3. Kinesthetic/Tactile Imagery
– what you feel
4. Olfactory – what you smell
5. Gustatory – what you taste
Sense of Smell: • Olfactory Imagery: It
It smells good. smells of oranges and fresh

Sense of Sight: • Visual Imagery: She looks

She looks good. as though she could be on the
cover of a fashion magazine,
with her soft features and
striking beauty.
Sense of Touch: • Tactile Imagery: It
It is rough. is rough like coarse sandpaper.

Sense of Hearing: • Auditory Imagery:

It is loud. It sounds like a rock concert.

Sense of Taste: • Gustatory Imagery:

It tastes bad. It tastes bitter and strong.
Identify what type of imagery/sensory images
were used in the following sentences.

1. Acrisius, King of Argos, came home from

Delphi with a heavy heart, for he had received a
dreadful oracle.
2. When afterwards a son was born to Danae,
she hid him from her father’s sight.
3. Danae lulled her child with song and he slept.
Write a paragraph inspired by the
image. It must appeal to each
sense; therefore, it must contain at
least one use of imagery for each
Identify what type of
imagery/sensory images
were used in the
following sentences.
1. It happened that the
fisherman Dictys by name,
saw the chest bobbing on the
waves close to the shore.
2. So it was not strange that
King Polydectes, who was
Dicty’s brother, fell in love
with her and made her his
Getting Well – Ian McDonald
You can always tell the time for sure
When patients who are getting well
Will soon get up and leave the others here:
They do not have that one-way-only stare.
They seem to see the flowers in the jar. Write one example
They do not make a boast of getting well: of a visual image and three
The kindness of the ward, it’s called. examples of kinesthetic
images from this poem.
But outside you can see amazing scenes.
One time a man ran in the glorious sun
And climbed a green tree standing in the yard.
To the very top he climbed, rocking in the wind,
And turned his face up to the burst of sun,
Frolicked on a swaying branch, and scrambled down
“I’m not mad!” he cried,
And swung his mother round and round.