What is the imagery used in "How it Happened"?

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Imagery is description using any of the five senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Some examples of imagery in the story include the following:

I remember so well walking down the platform and looking at the illuminated clock at the end which told me that it was half-past eleven.

This line includes several images: we can picture the narrator walking down the train platform, we can picture the lit-up clock at the end of the platform, and we can visualize the hands of the clock showing 11:30. We can imagine this as part of a scene in a movie we are watching.

Doyle's narrator includes several paragraphs of imagery to describe the brakes of his car failing on a road with steep hills and three sharp curves. An example of touch or tactile imagery in this passage is the following:

I put all my weight on my side-brake, and the lever clanged to its full limit without a catch.

In other words, he pressed down on the brake with all his might, but it failed to slow the car.

Sight or visual...

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