Essay about Imagery Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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There are many different literature devices that authors can use to improve and beautify their poetry, but one of the greatest is imagery. Imagery is a descriptive language that helps the reader to visualize all the details surrounding the character. The more elements the writer uses the better understanding of the story readers have, and the more engaged with it they become. It relies on five senses, such as touch, smell, sight, taste and sound, to produce a wider and clearer picture in the reader’s mind. However, the advantage of imagery doesn’t just have the ability to describe surrounding things, feelings, thoughts and senses of the character, but also to prepare the reader for a better understanding of the meaning or main idea, and the mood the writer presents in his story. Even if the author does not say what is actually happening, sometimes we can understand it by looking closer to the text. By examining three short stories, such as “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “Never” by Herbert Bates, we will try to figure out why imagery is such an essential part of creating interesting and meaningful poetry. Kate Chopin in her short story, “The Story of an Hour,” does not use a lot of dialogues that would help the reader to understand actual feelings of the protagonist, Louise Mallard, who just found out that her husband is dead. We would assume that Louise will be terrified and upset after getting this news, but by using imagery…

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