onomatopoeia is pronounced (on-o-mat-o-pe'-a)
1 : the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)
2 : the use of words whose sound suggests the sense
on-o-mato-poe-i-cal-ly or on-o-mato-po-et-i-cal-ly(adverb)
All afternoon I hope
it’ll come back - rope
of sunlight, silence,
something silk, a sibilance,
the turning pages of a book,
a breath that made me look.
It parts the grass
just long enough for it to pass.
A word unspooled from somewhere,
the fluent freehand signature
of flood, of cool couleuvre
in a most un-Roman swerve
of Celtic knotwork, the heart’s
blood-heat, the holy art
of gilding in the grass, a glance
of flame, of flamboyance.
By Gillian Clarke
*** Other onomatopoeia poem
What is poetry? Who knows?
Not the rose, but the scent of the rose;
Not the sky, but the light of the sky;
Not the fly, but the gleam of the fly;
Not the sea, but the sound of the sea;
Not myself, but what makes me
See, hear, and feel something that prose
Cannot; and what is it, who knows?
By Eleanor Farjeon
Animal sounds: bark, meow, hoot, cuckoo, buzz...
Fast motion sounds: whip, zip, varoom, zoom
Fighting sounds: kaboom, pow, bam, smash
Food sounds: splash, slurp, gobble, munch
Mechanical sounds: beep, clank, rattle, click
Musical sounds: ring, ting, honk, jingle, toot, hum
"Lepanto" by G. K. Chesterton
Morte D'Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope
Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio” by Carl Sandburg
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
The Tempest, Act I, Scene II by William Shakespeare
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