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What are some examples of imagery in The Great Gatsby?  

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The characters and setting in The Great Gatsby are described with such amazing imagery that readers are really swept away in the details. It is hard to narrow down all of the options, but here are some of my personal favorites.

A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea. The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house. (chapter 1)

This text describes Nick's impression of entering Tom and Daisy 's house for the first time. The movements of the room—the fluttering created by the wind, the way the women perch themselves in the midst of the room that is...

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