Onomatopoeia and AlliterationPresentation Transcript
Using Sound Devices to Enhance a Poem Onomatopoeiaand Alliteration
The use of words to imitate sounds, or suggest a particular meaning What is Onomatopoeia?
Examples of Onomatopoeia
“The Bells”By Edgar Allen Poe Hear the sledges with the bells-Silver bells!What a world of merriment their melody foretells!How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,In the icy air of night!While the stars that over sprinkleAll the heavens, seem to twinkleWith a crystalline delight;Keeping time, time, time,In a sort of Runic rhyme,To the tintinnabulation that so musically wellsFrom the bells, bells, bells, bells,Bells, bells, bells-From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells. In your notebooks, write down the examples of Onomatopoeia.
Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle
Repetition of bells
Examples of Onomatopoeiain “The Bells”
“Cynthia in the Snow”By: Gwendolyn Brooks It SHUSHESIt hushesThe loudness in the road.It flitter-twitters,And laughs away from me.It laughs a lovely whiteness,And whitely whirs away,To beSome otherwhere,Still white as milk or shirts,So beautiful it hurts. In your notebook, write down examples of onomatopoeia. (Bonus: Notice any examples of alliteration?)
Examples of Onomatopoeiain “Cynthia in the Snow”
Alliteration is the repetition of certain sounds at the beginning of a word or within a word What is Alliteration?
Examples of Alliteration
“The Raven”By Edgar Allen Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -Only this, and nothing more.'Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrowFrom my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -Nameless here for evermore… With a partner, discuss examples of Alliteration in this poem.
Create a Poem using Onomatopoeia What are some possible topics? Your Assignment