Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 5 ~ Let's Write an Onomatopoeia Poem

A WHAT kind of poem? Onomatopoeia!!

An onomatopoeia poem (and NO, I did NOT make up this type of poem - it IS REAL) and it uses words that imitate the sounds they represent. 

BUT - I think you'll like THIS PART: 
They can be any length, any number of syllables.
They don't have to rhyme - but they can if you want them to. You have a lot more freedom EXCEPT for using some words that SOUND like the noise they describe. Have fun!!

Here are some typical onomatopoeia words:
crash, boom, bang, kerplunk, screech, buzz, crackle, plop, murmur, fizz

Get the idea? You can do a Google search for more words if you need to.

Lots of children's nursery rhymes are onomatopoeia poems, such as "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Here's a sample Onomatopoeia poem:

The Rusty Spigot

The rusty spigot
sputters,
utters
a splutter,
spatters a smattering of drops,
gashes wider;
slash
splatters
scatters
spurts
finally stops sputtering
and plash!
gushes rushes splashes
clear water dashes
   - © Eve Merriam

OK, I have NO clue what to write ~ I ended up rhyming mine but not needed. I can't WAIT to see what you come up with.
Here's my meager effort for today:

Clatter, crash, bang!
I waken from my sleep.
Sigh, groan, moan
I hope that Jim's still home.
I tiptoe down the hall,
And see my dishwashing hubby's had a fall.

Good Luck!!

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Our cat makes a sound somewhat like a peep,

whenever she watches birds in a tree.

Don't ask me why,

she must want to fly.

Stephanie Abney said...

Great little poem. Strange cat!

Mary L Walling said...

NAPTIME
Croons, hums, softly sings, uttering low, murmuring sounds
As she fights her nap.
Aha, chortle, guffaw, snicker, giggle
Naptime is over.
She thinks she has pulled one over on you.
Mary L. Walling 4/2011

Stephanie Abney said...

Fun, Mary!!