A Retrieved Reformation

A Retrieved Reformation Imagery

Disregarding the song of the birds, the waving green trees, and the smell of the flowers, Jimmy headed straight for a restaurant.

In this passage, the world outside the prison is illustrated using a set of triangulated imagery that activates the auditory, visual, and olfactory senses. The sound of birds, the sight of trees, and the scent of flowers provide a juxtaposition to the confining space of the prison. Jimmy, oddly, has no apparent interest in these mundane symbols of his freedom.

She lowered her eyes and colored slightly.

In this example of visual imagery, Annabel Adams blushes and looks away after meeting Jimmy's eyes. It is clear through the visual signals of Annabel's body language that she is attracted to Jimmy.

They could just hear the faint sound of the child wildly shrieking in the dark vault in a panic of terror.

This example of auditory imagery illustrates the vault's thickness by describing Agatha's distant shrieks of terror. The fact that the people on the outside of the door can barely hear her scream means that she can't hear their efforts to reassure her, making the circumstances particularly dire.