Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Onomatopoeia

A term referring to the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes. Buzz, rattle, bang, and sizzle all reflect onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia can also consist of more than one word; writers sometimes create lines or whole passages in which the sound of the words helps to convey their meanings.

Published in: on February 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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