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What is imagery?

Quick Write:
The next four slides will display an
image. Write down, in as much
detail as possible, what you see.
Dont forget about the

Image #1

Image #2

Image #3

Image #4

Imagist Poetry
Imagist poetry aimed to replace
muddy abstractions with exactness of
observed detail, precised metaphors,
and economy of language.
A poem aiming at clarity of expression
through the use of precise visual

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
William Carlos Williams

This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox
and which
you were probably
for breakfast
Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
William Carlos Williams

In a Station of the

The apparition of these faces in the

crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.
Ezra Pound

Morning at the Window

They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,

And along the trampled edges of the street I am aware of
the damp souls of housemaids sprouting despondently at
area gates. The brown waves of fog toss up to me .
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street, And tear
from a passer-by with muddy skirts. An aimless smile that
hovers in the air and vanishes along the level of the roofs.
T.S Eliot

The City
In the morning the city
Spreads its wings
Making a song
In stone that sings.
In the evening the city
Goes to bed
Hanging lights
Above its head.
Langston Hughes

The Toaster
A silver-scaled dragon with jaws
flaming red
Sits at my elbow and toasts my
I hand him fat slices, and then, one
by one,
He hands them back when he sees
they are done.
William Jay Smith

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