Onomatopoeias Unmasked

Updated on May 11, 2017


A big dog may "bark" and as drums might "bang",

Cell phones "beep", as things "bump" in the night.

Birds all "chirp" as the frogs and crickets "chatter",

A cold wind "blows" while the rain likes to "spatter".


Words may each indicate sounds that they make,

Onomatopoeias sounded by the words to create.

Hearing "buzzing" bees and "clapping" your hands,

You're not losing your mind, each one understands.


"Clanging" all of the pots and "clucking" of chickens,

"Crinkling" potato chips, pens that keep on "clicking".

"coughing" and "sneezing", hitching up with "hiccups"

Cows "moo" in moods, "plop-plop" on shoes, sticking.


Kittens are "purring", as earthquakes all are "rumbling",

Fingers are all "snapping", as some music is humbling.

Pigs are "sqealing", while my new shoes are "squeaking",

Poker cards are "flapping", a strange lady is "shrieking".






Awe corn "shucks"...I must live on a dairy farm in Oklahoma,

Whoops, I hear a dinner bell "clanging", old mill creek"flowing".

The ducks are "quacking", a screech owl is busy "screeching",

The old thirsty horse is "slurping" and the rooster is "crowing".

Just "cracking" a few nuts. Don't get squirrelly!
Just "cracking" a few nuts. Don't get squirrelly!

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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      It's nice to take a break once in a while from the serious issues of life. Blessings my friend. whonu

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      Great fun! Onomatopoeias are entertaining and even fun to make up!

      Ann

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      16 months ago from United States

      See hub comments my friend. whonu

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      16 months ago from United States

      Bravewarrior as I understand it, the meaning of onomatopoeia is the formation of a word by imitation of the sounds that word is associated with. Bell chimes, Horn honks, snakes hiss, etc.Thanks for stopping by my friend. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      This is funny, whonu. Please fill me in: what are onomatopoeias?

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      17 months ago from United States

      So glad you liked it Gypsy and blessings. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Loved this. Absolutely delightful. Great photos.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      17 months ago from United States

      Thank you MsDora.I just wanted to have a little fun today. Many blessings. whonu

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      Dora Weithers 

      17 months ago from The Caribbean

      You make onomatopoeias seem easy to create. Your poem flows smoothly while providing a great illustration of the use.

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