onomatopoeia poems.

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onomatopoeia is pronounced (on-o-mat-o-pe'-a)

Function: noun

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-ic (adjective)

on-o-mato-poe-i-cal-ly or on-o-mato-po-et-i-cal-ly(adverb)

Summer Riddle

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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