S1 English Homework. Exercise 19
Figures of Speech – Sheet 2
Copy the following note into your jotter.
Alliteration - This is the repetition of a particular letter or sound (usually at the beginning of a word) to produce a particular effect.
E.g. Softly and slowly the snake slid and slithered.
Onomatopoeia - This is used to describe a word that imitates the sound that it is describing.
E.g. quack, bang, hiss, boom, plop, smash.
Copy out the following sentences. Underline the onomatopoeia in each one.
1. The water splashed into the bucket.
2. The champagne bottle opened with a pop.
3. I could hear the birds twittering in the trees.
4. He giggled at the other boy's joke.
5. The door squeaked as she opened it.
6. The monkeys chattered in their cages.
Think up three sentences of your own which contain onomatopoeia.
Now think up three examples of alliteration.
Mrs D. Thomson