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Friday, August 17, 2012

Onomatopoeia :

Ding, dong! 

Cough. Excuse me, huff. 
In writing, there are often times when we have to use onomatopoeia's in order to give the story some extra oomph! You see, onomatopoeia's (that is a long word) are words that describe a sound like when you sneeze, step on leaves, when you run your nails over a chalkboard (only I have yet to find the word for that sound). It's even possible to write a poem using only these one words to make a scene. 

Only, be careful when you use onomatopoeia's as they can be attributed to anyone, so you may want to make sure your readers know who huff -ed and who chuff -ed.