(A) Authors make their works more interesting and vivid by using descriptive ___11___ and phrases to
enhance their prose and poetry. The expressions used to describe objects, events, and people are called
imagery. It is the use of expressions that engage the five ___12___: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Animal imagery is especially extensively used in various languages across the world. For instance, Steve
was as quite as a mouse in front of his teacher after being found ___13___ on an exam. Because he ruined the
reputation of his class by doing something shameful, we can say “He was the black ___14___ in his class” and
this kind of figure of speech is ___15___. When you are ___16___ with piles of assignments, you are as busy as
a bee. Besides, a ___17___ out of water refers to someone who cannot fit in well in a new environment. Prior
to making a speech, you have ___18___ in your stomach, which means you are nervous. Also, there are many
proverbs including animal imagery. The expression” One ___19___ does not make a summer” means that we
should never make a generalization based on one or two incidents. ___20___ you have discovered, the use of
animal imagery indeed plays an important role in language.