Imagery in Poetry: Definition, Examples & Types


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Imagery in poetry appeals to the following senses:

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1. What primary objective do poets hope to accomplish through the use of imagery? Please choose the BEST answer below.

2. What is the proper term for a situation where images reference multiple experiences?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you see how much you know about the different types of imagery and their uses in poetry. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the term for a situation where images refer to multiple experiences and the type of imagery where an image represents an idea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Senses that poetic imagery appeals to
  • Main reason poets use imagery
  • Term for a situation where images represent multiple experiences
  • Type of imagery where an image represents an idea
  • Two types of imagery likely to use metaphors

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the use of imagery in poetry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about imagery in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases by their definitions, such as the terms for imagery that refers to multiple experiences and imagery that that uses an image to represent an idea
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of imagery

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poetic device, review the related lesson titled Imagery in Poetry: Definition, Examples & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define imagery
  • Understand the use of imagery to evoke sensory experience
  • Review examples of imagery in poetry
  • Learn about types of imagery