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Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is the use of words that sound like the natural noises they name (ie, plop, sizzle, buzz). Here are some examples of onomatopoeia taken from poems found in the books When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems and Tall Tales of the Wild West (And a Few Short Ones).

Poems from When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems
Examples of Onomatopoeia
The Pirate and the Princess
wailed, grunted, grumbling, shuddered
Pirate Pat's Fancy Hat
snicker, chortle, chuckle, giggle
Red Eye Jack, the Pirate Ghost
sniffed, sighed
Biscuits
muttered, weep, sniff
Crusty and Rusty and Musty McGee
churning, chuckled, yawn, chomp, munch, sighed
The Pirate Molly Mae
spat
Captain Keel's Fishing Trip
grit
Poems from Tall Tales of the Wild West (And a Few Short Ones)
Examples of Onomatopoeia
Mulligan Martinson Marley McGraw
abuzz
A Cowboy's Lullaby
snap, whispering, hoot, croak, crackle, rattle, peep
Bad Baxter Barton
rumble, rattled, growling, spat
The Great Chili Cook-Off
gurgled, bubbled, grunted, yawn, sniffed, shivered, quivered
The Barrel Race
roar, whooped
Horseflies
swatted













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