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					Imagery



   Using Sensory Detail
Imagery

An image is language that describes
 something that can be seen, heard,
 touched, tasted, or smelled.
The images in a literary work are referred
 to, when considered together, as the
 work’s imagery.
Sight

        The sun’s beams
         shimmered and
         danced on the
         ocean’s gentle
         waves.
Smell

        The fragrant
         roses drifted
         through the
         room like elusive
         ghosts.
Sound

        Although they could
         not see outside the
         cabin, they could hear
         the eerie tapping,
         tapping, tapping, of
         his knife upon their
         door.
Taste

        The
         cheesecake’s
         exquisite flavor
         traveled from his
         mouth to his
         spine.
Touch

        The icy breeze
         gently brushed
         against the hair
         on her neck, and
         goose-bumps
         shortly followed.
Describe what you SEE
Describe what you would SMELL
Describe what you would HEAR
Describe what you would TASTE
Describe what you would TOUCH
Setting
The setting of a literary work is the time and place of the
   action.
The setting includes all the details of a place and time –
   the year, the time of day, even the weather. The place
   may be a specific country, state, region, community,
   neighborhood, building, institution, or home.
Details such as dialect, clothing, customs, and modes of
   transportation are often used to establish setting.
In most stories, the setting serves as a backdrop – a
   context in which the characters interact. The setting of
   a story often helps to create a particular mood, or
   feeling.
Setting

1.   Is background for the action
2.   Underscores the mood of a scene
3.   Is the antagonist
4.   Reveals character traits
5.   Reveals theme
6.   Foreshadows good or bad things to
     come
Mood

Mood, or atmosphere, is the feeling created
      in the reader by a literary work or
   passage. Writer’s use many devices to
 create mood, including images, dialogue,
  setting, and plot. Often, a writer creates
   a mood at the beginning of a work and
     then sustains the mood throughout.
   Sometimes, however, the mood of the
          work changes dramatically.
Mood Words

 Somber/serious    Suspenseful
 Humorous          Terrified
 Nervous           Vengeful
 Exhausted         Thankful
 Heartbroken       Relieved
 Infuriated        Sympathetic
 Scared            Contemplative
 Excited           Aggravated
 Hyper             Confused
With a partner…

Use your story starter, mood word, and
 setting to create a short story.
You will have all parts of the plot diagram
 represented.
Aim for a handwritten front page and
 onto the back!

				
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