Onomatopoeia Definition: Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds. Examples: Buzz, Honk, Zip, fizz, Ding Dong Onomatopoeia also includes animal sounds Examples: Oink, Meow, Woof, Neigh, Moo Onomatopoeia Examples http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=qBVwwKTjlI Onomatopoeia is often used in nursery rhymes “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “Old McDonald” both use Onomatopoeia • Ex: Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O With a moo-moo here and a moo-moo there Here a moo there a moo Everywhere a moo-moo Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O Onomatopoeia is also used in jokes. Do you remember Knock-Knock jokes? Knock-knock Who's there? Boo Boo who? Don't cry, I was only joking Batman uses Onomatopoeia http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=Rebg5YfiBEI&feature=r elated Examples of Sentences Using Onomatopoeia The baby ate the cat’s food as the cat hissed angrily. My wet shoes squished and sloshed on the floor. The floor creaked eerily as he walked into the dark house. Mrs. Munger’s Class Learns Onomatopoeia http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=evUzS6 K-5Wg Onomatopoeia Practice Quiz Table Manners He may gurgle-slurp Crunch, ahem or achoo He may sniff, snort Hum or phew But it is his skill To blurt a rumbling Grunt-raunchy belch That makes us really ill -Anonymous The Hockey Game 30 seconds 'til the game is over. Tick tock. Tick tock. Slap! Bang! There goes the puck! Clink! Clank! Clink! Clank! The puck is heading for the goal! Clang! Clang! Goal! Buzz! Buzz! Game over! Capitals win! Rustle! Clap! Roar! We won -Anonymous Spreading Rumors Her gossip chatter crackles Like a hissing fire Once a secret whisper Now a sizzling buzz Murmuring out of control Careful not to scorch Rumors too hot to hold The backlash snap will be ice cold -Anonymous Time to write your own poem using ONOMATOPOEIA Remember that these are sound words so you can be creative! You can even make up your own sound words and decide how they are spelled!