Imagery in To a Steam Roller

Imagery Examples in To a Steam Roller :

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"Sparkling chips of rock..."   (To a Steam Roller)

This line offers an example of the speaker’s attentiveness to the world. The “particles” mentioned in the previous stanza become “sparkling chips of rock,” a vivid image conveyed through rich sounds. Note the consonance in particular—the repeated s, p, r, and k sounds. This is an example of language that brings us closer to the world through sound and detail, rather than cloaking it in abstract ideas.