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Grade 9
Sep 5, 2022

Words that strive to imitate sounds are called onomatopoeia


  • The bang of a gun The buzz of a bee  
  • The hiss of a snake The pop of a firecracker 

Onomatopoeia is when words’ sound resembles the sound which it is describing.  

Onomatopoeia is a form of symbolism in sound. 

Onomatopoeia words are great ways to describe how a person sounds when they talk.  


Onomatopoeia words describe elements sounds, animal sounds & movement, human sounds or actions. 


  • Woof 
  • Boom 
  • Hiss 
  • Buzz 


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