Which word is an example of sensory language in the following sentence? The gravelly voice of the warden grated on Colin's nerves.Please help, this would be a great help:) Thanks.

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dmcgillem | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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Sensory language is language that appeals to the senses.  This includes not only the sense of sight, but also touch, smell, taste, and hearing.  In the sentence that you gave above, the word "gravelly" gives the reader the idea of a raw, grating voice, thus appealing to the reader's auditory sense.