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Onomatopoeia in Literature: Definition & Examples

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Onomatopoeia conveys which one of the five senses?

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1. Onomatopoeia is a type of __________ language.

2. In Poe's poem, 'The Bells,' we see an example of how onomatopoeia can effect the ________ of a poem.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Onomatopoeia is the formation of words to describe sounds, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. Some terms you'll be assessed on include types and examples of onomatopoeia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Sense focus of onomatopoeia
  • Onomatopoeia's language classification
  • Poe's use of the technique in 'The Bells'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how readers experience onomatopoeia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding examples of the technique

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the accompanying lesson titled Onomatopoeia in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the use of onomatopoeia in poetry
  • Identify and define examples of onomatopoeia
  • Examine Poe's 'The Bells' and Starr's 'The Storm'
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