- Our Poetical Language
By Josie Whitehead
Crackle, crackle; clink clank clunk,
Are onomatopoeia –
A word well known by those who write
But not a word to fear.
Then tick-tock, tick tock, clang clang clang -
Is that a clock I hear?
And rumble, rustle, pop and purr -
Bubbling, burbling, splishing, splash
Tells us that water's near
And pitter patter, pitter patter -
Knock knock, honk honk and quack quack quack
You'll understand, my dear,
They're words, which closely copy sounds:
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