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Imagery in American Short Fiction

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Imagery in American Short Fiction

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Vivid imagery is crucial to good storytelling. Professor Cognard-Black takes you through several examples to see how sensory and figurative language can help create an immersive experience. Along the way, you will get useful introductions to tools like personification, allusion, symbolism, metaphor, and other literary devices through writers like Flannery O’Connor.