Onomatopoeia and Alliteration


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Onomatopoeia and Alliteration

  1. 1. Using Sound Devices to Enhance a Poem <br />Onomatopoeiaand Alliteration<br />
  2. 2. The use of words to imitate sounds, or suggest a particular meaning<br />What is Onomatopoeia?<br />
  3. 3. Examples of Onomatopoeia<br />
  4. 4. “The Bells”By Edgar Allen Poe<br />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.<br />In your notebooks, write down the examples of Onomatopoeia.<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle
  6. 6. Tintinnabulation
  7. 7. Repetition of bells
  8. 8. jingling</li></ul>Examples of Onomatopoeiain “The Bells”<br />
  9. 9. “Cynthia in the Snow”By: Gwendolyn Brooks<br /> 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. <br />In your notebook, write down examples of onomatopoeia.<br />(Bonus: Notice any examples of alliteration?)<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Hushes
  11. 11. Slushes
  12. 12. Flitter twitters
  13. 13. Whirs
  14. 14. hurts</li></ul>Examples of Onomatopoeiain “Cynthia in the Snow”<br />
  15. 15. Alliteration is the repetition of certain sounds at the beginning of a word or within a word<br />What is Alliteration?<br />
  16. 16. Examples of Alliteration<br />
  17. 17. “The Raven”By Edgar Allen Poe<br />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…<br />With a partner, discuss examples of Alliteration in this poem.<br />
  18. 18. Create a Poem using Onomatopoeia<br />What are some possible topics? <br />Your Assignment<br />