Onomatopoeia By: emilie pooler

Definition: a word that imitates the sound it represents

EXAMPLE FROM LITERATURE

"Honky Toni in Cleveland, Ohio"- by Carl Sandburg

"It's a jazz affair, drum crashes and cornet razzes

The trombone pony neighs...

The banjo tickles and titters too awful

This poem is an example of an onomatopoeia because it uses words to describe the sound of everything. Like drum crashes and cornet razzes, they're words that trigger your hearing to create more imagery. It lets you almost actually hear what you are reading.

PERSONAL EXAMPLES

BANG! The gun fires and they're off!

POW! Karen goes down with one punch!

Mmmmmmm! This punch is so delicious!

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