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1       n-uncount   You can refer to the descriptions in something such as a poem or song, and the pictures they create in your mind, as its imagery.  
FORMAL   ...the nature imagery of the ballad.     
2       n-uncount   You can refer to pictures and representations of things as imagery, especially when they act as symbols.  
FORMAL   This is an ambitious and intriguing movie, full of striking imagery.     
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