Our Language

Drip and drizzle, splash and splurge

    They're onomatopoeia –

A word well known by those who write

    But not a word to fear.


Buzzing bees, a whispering wind,

    Are sounds we sometimes hear

And rustling leaves and clinking cups?

   They're onomatopoeia.


A babbling chattering little brook

    Tells us that water’s near

And pitter, patter, jingle, chink -

   They're onomatopoeia.


Clanging, banging, chattering, bump –

    You'll understand, my dear,

Are words, which closely copy sounds:

      They're onomatopoeia.



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By Josie Whitehead

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