Words like “ouch!” “hey!” and “yikes” are examples of a figurative language called onomatopoeia. These words are emphasized either through feeling or through sound. They are often joined with an exclamation point to state a feeling or to highlight the meaning of the word.
An Onomatopoeia is a type of figurative language. It is also considered as a way to mimic common sounds. Examples for these can be seen in some songs. Onomatopoeia as a type of figure of speech can be easily distinguished because its purpose is to describe the sound in writing.
You may be wondering, how to use onomatopoeia? Rather how do you even begin to use this figurative language for business? Did you know that even in businesses, you can use Onomatopoeia? If you are wondering how, here are some tips to show you.
The kind of speeches that Onomatopoeias often work would more likely be declamation speeches and oration speeches. These types of speeches use a lot of Onomatopoeias and other types of figurative languages. The best way to set out an example would be to make a declamation speech.
Another way to use Onomatopoeia is to use it for plays. Satire plays are very well known examples for figurative languages including Onomatopoeia. This type uses the majority of the figurative languages to express humor, pain and exaggeration in its stories.
Making a tribute speech for a friend, a colleague or even for family members is also a nice way to use examples of onomatopoeia. Tribute speeches have a mixture of figurative languages and it’s also good practice to have to use tribute speeches to make your own onomatopoeia.
A student’s vocabulary is also another way to use onomatopoeia. Letting them be introduced to new words that are suitable for their level and age. The more words that they know and can associate with the figurative language, the easier it is for them to know and understand the figurative language onomatopoeia.
What better way to use onomatopoeia than to let your students learn to heighten senses. As we know that there are some words that could be said and we immediately associate the word to that object, while there are some words that do not.
We all know that onomatopoeia and oxymoron are types of figurative languages. The main difference between onomatopoeia and oxymoron is, onomatopoeia is defined as a figurative language that describes the word by any of the five senses that you can use. Examples for onomatopoeia are “moo”, “quack-quack”. When you say the words, you know you hear yourself saying them. Another example is “bells”, and we know for a fact it is meant the sound of the bells. Oxymoron is also another type of figurative language but oxymoron joins two different set of words together to form a new meaning and word. Here are examples of oxymoron “silence can be so loud”, “sound of silence”. Two different set of words that are formed together to make a new word that is not taken literally.
When the words are associated with the sounds, it is considered an onomatopoeia. However, there are cases where, like the word whispering and muttering, these words are considered an onomatopoeia because, the action of these words.
Words like “Hey!” “Yo!” “Ouch!” are considered as examples of Onomatopoeia. Another would be “Bells” The word bells is an onomatopoeia as it is describing the sound rather than the actual word. As we know that the word bell does not make the ringing sound but we associate the sound to that word.
When you use figurative languages, you know they make your reading or your writing better. From common ones like simile, personification, and irony, there are also the not so common ones that you can still use for your writing. Think about onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia, a figurative language that may not be as common as the others is still useful when you use it in sentences.