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Onomatopoeias Unmasked


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 (author) from United States on August 04, 2017:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on August 04, 2017:

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


whonunuwho (author) from United States on June 12, 2017:

See hub comments my friend. whonu

whonunuwho (author) from United States on June 12, 2017:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 12, 2017:

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

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 12, 2017:

So glad you liked it Gypsy and blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 12, 2017:

Loved this. Absolutely delightful. Great photos.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 10, 2017:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 10, 2017:

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

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