Onomatopoeia

By:Jonathan Chin

Definition

The formation of a word by imitation of a sound made by it.

Examples

  • Buzz
  • Hiss
  • Drizzle
  • Giggle
  • Bang
  • Swoosh
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When is an onomatopoeia used?

  • When author tries to convey how a word sounds.
  • Can help the rhythm of a poem.

Example in a Sentence

  • I could hear the bee buzzing.
  • The snake hissed at me.
  • The explosion went bang.
Onomatopoeia

Bibliography

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  • "Onomatopoeia." Onomatopoeia. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
  • "Onomatopoeia." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
  • "101 Onomatopoeia Examples | Reading Worksheets." Reading Worksheets. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.