Category: Writing

A Quick Refresher in Figures of Speech, Part 2: Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is the process of capturing sound effects in your writing. (In case you’re wondering, the word is pronounced onno-motto-pee-uh). When you drag your fingernails down a chalkboard, what sound do you hear? is it a screeeee, a  clink, or a sploosh? If you chose screeeee you win a cookie. “She dragged her fingernails down the chalkboard and the screeeee caused the entire class to cringe …

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