The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

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In the story "The Pit and the Pendulum," how does Poe use imagery in the first paragraph?  

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The narrator employs auditory imagery—imagery that describes something heard—when he says,

the sound of the inquisitorial voices seemed merged in one dreamy indeterminate hum. It conveyed to my soul the idea of revolution—perhaps from its association in fancy with the burr of a mill-wheel.

This is particularly interesting in that he connects something that one might hear with a description of something one might see, using visual imagery. He describes movement, the revolution or turning of a mill-wheel, in order to describe the way his inquisitors' voices sound. This combination of two different kinds of imagery, both visual and auditory, is called synesthesia.

More visual imagery follows when the narrator describes the appearance of his judges whose voices he's just described:

I saw the lips of the black-robed judges. They appeared to me white—whiter than the sheet upon which I trace these words—and thin even to grotesqueness; thin with the intensity of their expression of firmness

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