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HopeImagery Perhaps one of the most important parts of poetry is the ability to expand the perception of readers When writing poets try to appeal to the readers senses A poet uses the sense of imagery a language that evokes a physical sensation produced by one of the five senses Although the effects of imagery can be quite complex the way that images work is simple The author has many ways to do this throughout the poem which is obvious in Ariel Dorfmans image in the poem Hope When thinking of imagery you tend to use you mind to put things together For example when Dorfman talks about her son being taken in to custody by the police in another country and left in a car with no license plate you can just picture what is happening In addition to that you may have an emotional association or connotation that identifies your image When reading this poem most reader can feel the torture that her son is going through and that in the next year that theyre torturing him eight month later and he may might could still be alive Pg 603 Line 50 When choosing images the poet not only can create a picture in the readers mind but also put forward a large number of inspirational images Imagery in a poem can be classified in many ways one being the mood and the other being that atmosphere that the poem is taking place In the poem Hope the mood that is being set is sadness for that the mother is only hoping that her son will stay alive The mood is also fearfulness My son has been missing since May 8 of last year Pg 602 line 1 In that statement the mother can only pray that someday her son will be let free and able to come home The atmosphere that takes place is that the son is being held and
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