Listen to this excerpt from “Gold” by Donald Hall:
Pale gold of the walls, gold
of the centers of daisies, yellow roses
pressing from a clear bowl.
This short poem phrase is descriptive and rich in IMAGERY because it shows rather than tells. Hall describes several different gold details around his house. By gently reading these words, you can imagine seeing the ‘pale gold walls’ and the feel of how tight the yellow daisies are “pressing from a clear bowl.”
Using imagery, create a poem that shows rather than tells. Use the following points as your guide.
- Pick a color
- Choose different objects of that color
- Where is the object located?
- What is it doing in that location?
Categories: Literary Devices