AUTHOR: Liz Sparg

PUBLISHER: FunDza Literacy Trust


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Onomatopoeia are words that mimic (copy) the sound of what is being described, for example: The snake hissed loudly. The word ‘hissed’ sounds like the sound a snake makes. Writers use onomatopoeia because it is difficult to describe a sound with words, and onomatopoeia help the writer to create a clearer, more interesting image for the reader. Many poems include onomatopoeia. Comics also use onomatopoeia to show the sounds that are being made, like ‘pow-pow’ for a gun going off.

2 Responses

  1. Exactly that is a proverb

    Grant ntambalica
    30 Sep 2016 at 18:03
  2. Identify the figure of speech in this sentence janjay is the torn in my flesh.

    Amara Keita
    18 Sep 2016 at 15:33

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