Writing

Margaret Atwood’s 5 Tips for Using Sensory Imagery in Your Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2021 • 2 min read

Imagery in literature triggers the five human senses: sight, sound, sense of taste, touch, and the sense of smell. Authors use many types of imagery to activate these senses, including olfactory imagery, gustatory imagery, tactile imagery and auditory imagery. Learn more in our guide, which includes examples of imagery, too.