Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Mini-lesson


  • Aug 13 2010 9:17 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students are introduced to the literary device of onomatopoeia and explore how the technique adds to a writer's message. Students brainstorm a list of onomatopoeic words and then find examples of the technique in Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "The Bells." They then reflect on how the onomatopoeic words add to the poem and the writer's message.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Literature, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension