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Plink, plank, plonk
Splish, splash, splosh
Is a load of tosh

Onomatopoeia Exploded

This is an onomatopoeia poem, or perhaps it is better to call it an anti-onomatopoeia poem. An onomatopoeic word sounds like the thing that it is, or that it describes. For example, the word baa both sounds like, and describes, the noise made by a sheep. When you think about the development of language, this is the most natural and unsurprising thing imaginable, but for some reason English teachers get incredibly excited about onomatopoeia and drone on about it ad nauseam.


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Onomatopoeia poem

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3


Patrick Winstanley

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