Imagery and Beautiful Language
Poets use beautiful language to help readers visualize.
Read this poem:
I feel mud
on my feet
under my feet
by Ms. Gamez and Mr. Fleming
That is not Beautiful Language!!!!!
Now read this one. It has Beautiful Language!
I can feel
how warm mud
molds my soles
or how cold
like worn knuckles
by Judith Thurman
Think of an object.
How could you describe it without saying it?
Make your ideas sound beautiful.
You could even use a thesaurus to find different words, new words, exciting words.The Owl and Bear
I called to the owl perched high in a tree,"I hear your song but your beauty I can not see"She answered back the following eve as she danced and circled and paraded for me.
Alone again, I thought I would be,wishing and hoping for my owl in a tree.She left me with wonder of how this could be,how could an owl dance for me.Anonymousfrom Nocturn
In the night,
in the velvet night,
in the brushstroked bluecoat velvet night,
a big moon balloon floats
over silent trees...