ⓘ Imagery


ⓘ Imagery

Imagery, in a literary text, is an authors use of vivid and descriptive language to add depth to their work. Sensory imagery appeals to human senses to deepen the readers understanding of the work. Powerful forms of imagery engage all of the senses.


1. Forms

There are five major types of sensory imagery, each corresponding to a sense, feeling, action, or reaction:

  • Auditory imagery pertains to sounds, noises, music, or the sense of hearing. This kind of imagery may come in the form of onomatopoeia.
  • Visual imagery pertains to graphics, visual scenes, pictures, or the sense of sight.
  • Tactile imagery pertains to physical textures or the sense of touch.
  • Gustatory imagery pertains to flavors or the sense of taste.
  • Olfactory imagery pertains to odors, aromas, scents, or the sense of smell.

Other types of imagery include:

  • Kinesthetic imagery pertains to movements.
  • Organic imagery / subjective imagery, pertains to personal experiences of a characters body, including emotion and the senses of hunger, thirst, fatigue, and pain.
  • Phenomenological, pertains to the mental conception of an item as opposed to the physical version.
  • Guided imagery also known as Guided Affective Imagery or KIP, Katathym - imaginative Psychotherapy is a mind - body intervention by which a trained practitioner
  • Satellite imagery also Earth observation imagery or spaceborne photography are images of Earth or other planets collected by imaging satellites operated
  • Computer - generated imagery CGI is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films
  • Imagery intelligence IMINT also pronounced as I - Mint is an intelligence gathering discipline which collects information via satellite and aerial photography
  • The National Agriculture Imagery Program NAIP acquires aerial imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental United States. It is
  • The National Imagery Transmission Format Standard NITFS is a U.S. Department of Defense DoD and Federal Intelligence Community IC suite of standards
  • Eagle Vision One EV1 is a military based Commercial Satellite Imagery CSI capability programmed and funded by HQ AF A2QS Air Force ISR Innovations
  • Tactical Imagery - Intelligence Wing TIW is a 1 Group Force Element, based at RAF Marham. TIW is responsible for the processing and exploitation of fast - jet
  • particularly on falling asleep hypnagogic imagery and waking up hypnopompic when the mental imagery being of a rapid, phantasmagoric and involuntary
  • form of imagery is broken up into a couple of auditory modalities such as verbal imagery or musical imagery This modality of mental imagery differs from