Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

"...Mr. Covey gave me a very severe whipping, cutting my back,causing the blood to run,and raising ridges on my flesh as large as my little finger" Give me a brief analysis on why this passage is an example of imagery?

Narrative of the life of frederick douglass Chapter 10, page 48, paragragh one.

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In this passage, we can see the resuts of the violence enacted upon Douglass' body. The cuts of a whip, the running of blood, the raising of bloodied welts on his back. This passage is graphic, supplying the reader of a picture.... a picture of words. We don't have to physically see the damage done to Douglass' body, the imagery he uses allows us to imagine it......vividly.