HOT IMAGERY: The use of detail and imagery in order to create intense scenes. It can be used to establish mood and genre as well, depending on the wording. An example: “Standing there for a moment filled with dread Frodo became aware that a light was shining; he saw it glowing on Sam’s face beside him.
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