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Writing - Descriptive writing 3 - sound

Descriptive writing 3 - sound

When describing the sound of a place, person or thing, there are tools
that can be used to provide the appropriate detail. One of the most common
is onomatopoeia.

Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the sound it represents. Examples
of onomatopoeic words are: pop, bark, thud, clang, hiss and cuckoo.
Sometimes using onomatopoeia can give a reader a clearer description of
what is being described. For example: "The sausages were hissing in the fry
pan," is a stronger description than, "The sausages were cooking in the fry
pan."

Consider what you hear in the following animation. Can you see how you
might use onomatopoeia in your descriptions of those sounds.

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