Imagery

Definition of Imagery

Im´age`ry   Pronunciation: ĭm´ãj`rŷ; 277
n.1.The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
2.Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
What can thy imagery of sorrow mean?
- Prior.
3.The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
The imagery of a melancholic fancy.
- Atterbury.
4.Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
I wish there may be in this poem any instance of good imagery.
- Dryden.

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