Imagery Essay Examples

imagery in Oates’ story. The author has successfully incorporated the use of imagery in the story to build up the expectation of the audience that is revealed at the end of the story. She provides a vivid description of every character that the jogger encounters and the effect that his greeting has on the other joggers. In his first encounter, the author describes his greeting flying out to Madeline “like a playful slap on the buttocks” (2). The greetings subsequently build intensity and the audience becomes aware that something is going to happen. What is the running symbolic of in Oates’ story? The greeting “Hi howya doin” has been used symbolically in the story. The joggers...

imagery included in the art is that of a whale that is considered as a wreathed animal in the Leviathan and devoured souls entangled inside the mouth and being subjected to physical torture. The gate of hell is compared to the mouth of a whale. Whale uses its mouth as a trick to entice fish through the sweet scent it produces. Once they enter the mouth, it closes the jaws and swallows. In the art, the angel at the gate imitates the opening and closing of the jaws. Just like the fish, people who let themselves to be ticked by the sweetness of sin will be entangled in the mouth of hell whose door is manned by the devil's angel. Just as the fish cannot get out once swallowed, people too cannot free...

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imagery, by saying, “he looked magnificent; a tall; white mute; beneath the winter moon.” The roles of symbols and imagery are to create a sense of closeness between the reader and the persona, thus enhancing poetic understanding and further developing the theme. To further create meaning in the poem the poet uses similes, “With a mind as cold as a slice of ice” and hyperbole, “he weighed a ton” to let the readers get to understand the deep meaning of loneliness and further empathize with the narrator....