Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 6 July 2019!
This week we are hearing things, as we explore the use of ONOMATOPOEIA. You will need to use the THREE onomatopoeic words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.
Our three words, using onomatopoeia are:
You may be asking yourself, How can I use onomatopoeia in my writing?
Luckily, Your Dictionaryhas some examples for you.
The word onomatopoeia comes from the combination of two Greek words,onomameaning “name” andpoieinmeaning “to make,” so onomatopoeia literally means “to make a name (or sound).” That is to say that the word means nothing more than the sound it makes. The word “boing,” for example, is simply a sound effect, but one that is very useful in making writing or storytelling more expressive and vivid.
Many onomatopoeic words can be verbs as well…