O is for Onomatopoeia

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No matter how hard I try, I will never memorize the correct spelling of our next poetry term:

Onomatopoeia

A figure of speech in which the sound of a word imitates its sense (for example, “choo-choo,” “hiss,” or “buzz”).

Source: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/glossary-terms

Here’s one of several great example from Natasha Niemi. The onomatopoeic words have been italicized.

To Grandma’s We Go

Rumble! Rumble!
The thunder roars.
Drip! Drip!
The rain comes down.
Boom! Boom!
The thunder shakes the window panes.
Run to the car! Run to the car!
Splash! Splash!
To Grandma’s we go
For hot cocoa.

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