Day Twenty-one!! Onomatopoeia Poems
Let’s have some fun today. My students LOVED it when we created “Onomatopoeia poems.”
I’m a word nerd – I just LOVE words; the sounds, the meanings, the etymology of words and more. I really love words that seem to roll off your tongue, so to speak (pun intended).
Here’s a favorite word that I think ROLLS off the tongue: “ONOMATOPOEIA” ~ Doesn’t that just sound cool? It also DEALS with words that SOUND like sounds by imitating that sound. (Yeah, I really did just say “sound” three times in that sentence – hard to replace it).
Or, in other words, the naming of a thing or action by the vocal imitation of the sound associated with it.
Some examples: cuckoo, hiss, meow, crunch, boom, creak, bam, moo, fizz, quack, swish, buzz, patter, splatter, pop, thud, whimper, etc.
Nursery rhymes frequently use onomatopoeia words.
You may already have some great ideas for your onomatopoeia poem. If not, peruse this list (link below) of onomatopoeia words and see if some jump out at you and start creating!! Have fun.
The ONLY requirement for this poetry form is that you load up your poem with onomatopoeia words – (well, you really don’t even have to “load up” on onomatopoeia words, JUST INCLUDE THEM), no limits or guidelines as to how many lines, syllables or whether or not it rhymes. That part is all up to you. Enjoy!!!!
List of onomatopoeia words: Onomatopoeia Word List ~ just click on any letter for a list of words starting with that letter.
You’ll want to check out this great link ~ Funny Poems for Free - Onomatopoeia
In fact, if you have been enjoying our poetry challenge and/or if you are a teacher, you will find the entire site at “funny poems for free” to be most useful: Funny Poems for Free - Home page
Go ahead and get started ~ I’ll post this for now. But after I write my own onomatopoeia poem – I’ll come back and amend this and post it. Cheers!!