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Apply:Draw a sketch of your room. In your sketch, select images that reveal your character. Tradesketches with a partner. Interpret each other’s sketches based on the images and discuss eachother’s interpretations. Share your insights with the class.60 / Lesson 14: Imagery
ImageryConsider:This is the time of yearwhen almost every nightthe frail, illegal fire balloons appear.Climbing the mountain height,rising toward a saintstill honored in these parts,the paper chambers flush and fill with lightthat comes and goes, like hearts.—Elizabeth Bishop, “The Armadillo (for Robert Lowell)”Discuss:1.Read the two stanzas aloud. What kind of imagery does Bishop use in these lines? Howdoes the use of imagery contribute to the reader’s understanding of the lines?2.The image of the balloons rising and filling with light ends with a simile (like hearts).How is the effect of the simile different from that of the image?Apply:Write an image of an unusual sight you have witnessed on a vacation. Use ten words or less.Now describe the same sight using a simile. Discuss the differences in effect with a partner.Lesson 15: Imagery/ 61
ImageryConsider:There were some dirty platesand a glass of milkbeside her on a small tablenear the rank, disheveled bed –Wrinkled and nearly blindshe lay and snoredrousing with anger in her tonesto cry for food.—William Carlos Williams, “The Last Words of my English Grandmother”Discuss:1.These stanzas contain visual, olfactory, auditory, and gustatory images. Fill in the chartbelow with concrete images from the poem.Visual Olfactory Auditory Gustatory2.Contrast the attitude toward the old woman in the two stanzas. How does it change? Whatimages create this change in attitude?Apply:Think of a group of young people cheering at a sporting event. Write a paragraph describingthem in a positive way; then write another paragraph describing them in a negative way. Useat least two types of imagery in your descriptions. Post your descriptions around the room.62 / Lesson 16: Imagery
ImageryConsider:The egwugwuhouse was now a pandemonium of quavering voices: Aru oyim de de de dei!filled the air as the spirits of the ancestors, just emerged from the earth, greeted themselves intheir esoteric language.—Chinua Achebe, Things Fall ApartDiscuss:1.Read this passage aloud. How does Achebe’s use of the Ibo language contribute to thereader’s ability to “hear” the auditory images?2.Compare Achebe’s passage with:The “egwugwu” house was now full of voices which filled the air as the spirits of theancestors, just emerged from the earth, greeted themselves in their esoteric language.In which passage can the reader “hear” the voices? How does the ability to “hear” thevoices help readers understand the passage?