Imagery in Feast

Imagery Examples in Feast:

Feast 1

"gnawed at every root...."   (Feast)

Even though many of the lines largely repeat the first stanza, the images within the second stanza are more grotesque. “Root” connotes dirt, stooping to the ground, and digging. “Gnawed” communicates an animalistic quality, a sense of persistent, anxious action. This change in imagery communicates the narrator’s increasing desperation.