In literature, imagery is the description of sensory experiences: it can, therefore, be visual (to describe a sight), auditory (to describe a sound), olfactory (to describe a smell), tactile (to describe how something would feel if touched), or gustatory (to describe a taste) in nature. When the speaker describes how "A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling / [his] beautiful Annabel Lee," he employs both visual and tactile imagery, as we can both see the cloud in our mind's eye and feel its chill. Then, when her
highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea,
the narrator uses a great deal of visual imagery: we can imagine the sight of Annabel Lee's fancy kinsmen, her sepulcher, and the kingdom just near the water. Again, we can see and hear the "wind [come] out of the cloud by night" as a result of the visual and auditory imagery, and we can see the "moon [. . .] beams" and the "stars [. . .] rise." In the final line, we can even hear the "sounding sea" as a result of the auditory imagery.