Idioms are a fun element of the English language and idioms that have a body part reference can paint an interesting picture in your mind. Common idioms using body parts are a witty way to get your point across, although some of them, such as "break a leg" seem downright cruel at first glance.
Have you ever cringed on impulse when reading a book or watching a movie? Perhaps you could sense the slime coming off something blasted by the Ghostbusters or the smooth silk of a new tie. Tactile imagery appeals to the sense of touch and plays a large role in descriptive writing.
When used well, this rhetorical device can make readers’ skin crawl or help them imagine the frigid air of an igloo. Below, we’ll explore ten tactile imagery examples and see how you can employ them in your next story or poem.