Every month we highlight a creative writing technique as the theme of the month. This month's theme is...ONOMATOPOEIA.
But don't be intimidated by it's size! Onomatopoeias really just make crazy fun sounds!
Here's a quick definition:
Onomatopoeia: the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it.
Example: BANG! CRASH! BOINK! POW!
Did you know that on the Batman and Robin original series in the 1960s, onomatopoeia was used during action sequences to make all those viewers at home feel the intensity of a battle scene? Check it out:
Now here's a challenge we invite you to try: write an example of Onomatopoeia for an object or things found at the seashore.
The most captivating and original examples of onomatopoeia will be entered in our drawing to win a fabulous word game! Write and send your entry along with your name and age to firstname.lastname@example.org.