Sir Thomas Wyatt

Start Your Free Trial

imagery can we discuss the imagery in this poem?  

Expert Answers info

litteacher8 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2008

write15,968 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

Imagery in a poem is the use of words to create images. For example, the poet may use sensory details to describe how things look, taste, and smell. Figurative language is used to paint a more extensive mental picture, comparing one thing to something else.

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write5,918 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and Business

Imagery is the effect of sensory elements that create feelings, perceptions, or mental images as you read. There may be imagery of sight (visual), sound (auditory), touch or feel (tactile), smell (olfactory), taste (gustation). Some also include mental perceptions such as cowering or anticipation or elation as elements of imagery. In Wyatt's poem, "Forget not yet," the imagery emphasizes tactile sensation--sensation of...

(The entire section contains 5 answers and 527 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

kiwi eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2007

write1,176 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Verdie Cremin eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write2,994 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

kiwi eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2007

write1,176 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History


juleeaziz | Student

that's useful .. 

check Approved by eNotes Editorial
erum-iram | Student

but sort of imagery is used?? like in some of wyatt's poem imagery of 'deer' is used.. what would you say about it???

check Approved by eNotes Editorial
erum-iram | Student

I would love to help. Please specify the poem or poems you would like to be discussed.

Thankyou... poems are 'Forget not yet' and What should i say'... i need detailed explanation.

check Approved by eNotes Editorial