The Garden Imagery Activity
- 8 pages
- Subject: Imagery, Literary Devices, Tone, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
- Common Core Standards: RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4
Hilda Doolittle, who went by the pen name H.D., was one of the founding poets of the imagist movement, a part of the broader movement of modernism. As an imagist, H.D. explored the enormous potential of poetic imagery, crafting images that evoke the many senses of the reader. “The Garden” is a prime example of this effort. The poem is sensorily evocative, dense as it is with physical and tactile images.
Skills: analysis, drawing inferences from text, close reading, identifying the relationship between words
About This Document
The Owl Eyes Imagery activity gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing imagery. Imagery within a text creates a sensory experience that can connect readers to a text’s setting, atmosphere, or overall aesthetic. Studying imagery will help students understand how narrators or principal characters feel. The main components of this worksheet include the following:
- A brief introduction to the text
- A handout on types of imagery with examples from classic texts
- A step-by-step guide to activity procedure
- Selected examples of imagery from the text
In completing this worksheet, students will learn to identify and analyze different kinds of imagery in order to develop close reading skills and identify the effect imagery has on their reading experience.