By Janie B. Cheaney

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With a dusting of snow between the furrows, it becomes early winter. The power of images rise from particular, relevant details. We tend to think of images as visual, but in poetic terms, an image is a word or a phrase that presents any sensory details for the reader to experience. They may be visual (sight), auditory (sound), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste) or any combination of these. Most images affect more than one of our senses. As you read Poems, take in the images, the sensory details.

To be fair, Catherine may have good reason, too. But we have better reason. So we explain again, quite convincingly—to no use. Still, we may respect her resolve, even though her stubbornness leads her, mistakenly, down the wrong path. Now the saddest of the three: Frank is pigheaded. He's completely wrong and, what's worse, he knows it. He's utterly unreasonable. He stands with arms crossed, a mad glint in his eyes. We'll never convince him. Our every breath is wasted. The wrong path Catherine went down mistakenly, well, Frank spins sharply on his heel and stomps down that wrong path on purpose.

They sound out what they mean. The effects of sound always work with context. Alliteration and assonance can tie important words—and their ideas—together. The metaphor "the shoal of her refusal," for example, makes use of alliteration to unify its parts through sound: shoa/ and refusa/. Meaningful sound takes two words and unites them in a single compact idea. As you write, listen to your words. The best way to develop a good ear is to write and FURNISHING THE HOUSE hear, over and over. When you write an important word, listen to its sounds, then write words that repeat those sounds.

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