Their fluttering and dancing also refers to the sight. The pot was as red as a tongue after a cherry-flavored ring pop.
The sound of a drum in the distance attracted him.
The imagery denotes a dying or doomed relationship. While "Slow Dancing In a Burning" room created a slow, if not ominous, image, Eminem creates a frantic, if not crazed, image. Imagery allows the writer to use words to paint an image for readers as they enter the worlds created through words on a page.
The tone of these words is deliberately happy and hopeful. The love for imagery made it seem, to the poets of the early 20th century, as though it was the most important aspect of poetry. I could hear the popping and crackling as mom dropped the bacon into the frying pan, and soon the salty, greasy smell wafted toward me.
In this example from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Neville is describing the first time he performed magic. Cultural symbols can vary from one culture to another.
Other symbols seem to be almost universal across cultures.
Opposite to what imagery mean in the casual sense, imagery in poetry is a term given to the elements that arouses the five senses in a poem. Let's take a look at various examples of imagery summed up in a single sentence, including several examples of similes.