What is a poetic device used to imitate natural sound?

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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.

Aug 21, 2016

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