Use of Imagery in "The Open Boat"

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The imagery used in “The Open Boat” brings a vivid image to the reader’s mind. As four men are in a boat being tossed by the sea with no hope of life, the boat is approaching land. With the men’s view of the land from the crest of each wave, the description of the land gives the reader an actual picture in his or her mind of not only the approach of land …

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…Crane uses imagery to describe the approaching land and the thoughts of the four men. Each description makes the reader feel as if he or she is sitting in the boat viewing the ocean and the land. With each new description the readers view the approach of not only the land but also the hope to leave the sea not as a victim but as a survivor, with a new respect for nature. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**