Onomatopoeia

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WHAT IS ONOMATOPOEIA? (ON-OH-MAT-OH-PEE-AH)

Besides being the HARDEST word to spell in the English language, onomatopoeia is used to allow the reader to IMAGINE a sound that is being created.

Some good examples of onomatopoeia are:

A BUZZING bee

A ROARING lion

A CRACKLING fire

Why do we use onomatopoeia?

Notice how in each of the above examples, the use of the onomatopoeia helps you to IMAGINE what you are reading a little bit better:

The BUZZING of the bee helps you to picture that the bee is moving around quickly.

The ROARING of the lion makes you more afraid of the lion, than if it were a SNORING lion!