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There are many different forms of imagery simple forms complex forms long forms and short forms Imagery when used correctly can turn a good book but if used incorrectly it can tear a story apart The most effective form of imagery is one that allows the reader to quickly picture the image the author is trying to portray If the image requires too much thought it often disturbs the flow of the passage Gabriel Garcia Marquezs images were extreamly effective they create lasting impressions in the readers mind and allow us have a great understanding of each characters personality Garcia Marquez used imagery to describe each one of the major characters at least twice throughout the book Many of these characters names are imagery in and of themselfs For example Santiago Nasar is associated with Christ Nasar suggests Nazarin The fact that his death is foretold and the public nature of his murder reinforces him as a Christ figure Garcia Marquez uses imagery the most at the beginning of chapter 2 to introduce us to Bayardo San Roman He had the waist of a novice bullfighter golden eyes and skin slowly roasted like saltpeter This is the very first thing the author tells us about Bayardo He has taken three basic physical characteristics and created an image so powerful that tells the reader there is something very special about Bayardo The first two images are straight forward but none the less effective The third skin slowly roasted like saltpeter requires you to use your imagination This image is a bit out of the ordinary and makes Bayardo all the more interesting Imagery is again used to describe Bayardo a couple of lines down this time to show us how
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