What is a poetic device used to imitate natural sound?
onomatopoeia - A word that sounds like it what it is describing.
It is pronounced as ono-mato-pia
An example would be the buzz of a bee.
The pitter-patter of rain.
The drone of an engine.
This poetic device is called onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia is a poetry device which uses words which have sounds corresponding to phoenomena they describe.
The word comes from greek language. It consists of:
onomat = name
poios = making
The examples of onomatopoeia : cuckoo, sizzle