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Crackle, crackle; clink clank clunk,

     Are onomatopoeia –

A word well known by those who write

     But not a word to fear.


Then tick-tock, tick tock, clang clang clang -

     Is that a clock I hear?

And rumble, rustle, pop and purr -

      They're onomatopoeia.


Bubbling, burbling, splishing, splash

     Tells us that water's near

And pitter patter, pitter patter -

      They're onomatopoeia.


Knock knock, honk honk and quack quack quack

    You'll understand, my dear,

They're words, which closely copy sounds:

      They're onomatopoeia.



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By Josie Whitehead

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