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What imagery is used in the Ray Bradbury story "A Sound of Thunder"?

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Ray Bradbury uses visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile imagery in his story.

Auditory imagery appeals to our sense of hearing. Here are examples of auditory imagery from the story:

Sounds like music and sounds like flying tents filled the sky, and those were pterodactyls soaring with cavernous gray wings, gigantic bats of delirium and night fever.

The rifles cracked again. Their sound was lost in shriek and lizard thunder.

Here are examples of visual and tactile imagery from the story:


It towered thirty feet above half of the trees, a great evil god, folding its delicate watchmaker’s claws close to its oily reptilian chest.

Each lower leg was a piston, a thousand pounds of white bone, sunk in thick ropes of muscle, sheathed over in a gleam of pebbled skin like the mail of a terrible warrior.

Visual imagery lets us form pictures in our minds as we...

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