Discuss the imagery in the poem 'Google Earth' with reference.

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ktmagalia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Good question, but I'm not able to fulfill your entire request as this is not a common poem and not readily accessible to me.  However, if a poem is well-written, finding examples of images shouldn't be difficult if you closely read. The use of imagery is a rhetorical device used to visually appeal to a reader's senses and convey an idea through artful language. Writer's will use metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, and other rich, colorful  language creating an image and thus a sensory experience for the reader.  Not having access to this poem makes it impossible for me to assist you with specific examples the poet uses to create imagery, but take a close look at the language.  Find a metaphor or simile.  What is being compared and what image is evoked? Is this image something seen or heard or felt? Think about why the poet chose this obejcts to compare whether indirectly or directly.Find an example of hyperbolic language. What is being exaggerated, and what do you experience in the text? Keeping the title in mind, Google Earth, what is "seen" or "experienced" from up above or from down below?