the use of words whose sound suggests the sense
Explanation of Example
- The word, "cooked," was changed to the word, "sizzle," as the sound that the the meat would make as it cooked.
The boy fell down the hill. --> The boy tumbled down the hill.
- The word, "fell," was changed to the word, "tumbled" to help you better imagine how the boy fell.
The child played in the water. --> The child splashed in the water.
- The word, "played," was changed to the word, "splashed," to explain how the child played.
It began to rain. --> It began to drizzle.
- The word, "rain," was changed into the word, "drizzle," to explain how the rain fell.
Baxamusa, Batul Nafisa. "Onomatopoeia Examples in Literature." Buzzle.com. Buzzle.com, 05 Apr. 2011. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.