Examples of Onomatopoeia Poems

Onomatopoeia Poems

This page provides examples of Onomatopoeia poems. The poems and poetry selected are by famous poets who have used Onomatopoeia as a poetic or literary device to convey, emphasize and create vivid images. Poets use this type of device as an unusual alternative to every day speech to help them express mood and emotion. For additional information about Onomatopoeia please click the following link:


Examples of Onomatopoeia Poems

Our examples of Onomatopoeia poems and poetry have been selected from the work of some of the the most famous American and English poets.

  • Morte D'Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope
  • “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio” by Carl Sandburg
  • “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes
  • "Lepanto" by G. K. Chesterton
  • The Tempest, Act I, Scene II by William Shakespeare

Extracts from poems & poetry illustrating Onomatopoeia

The following extracts are examples from Onomatopoeia poems and poetry:

  • “I heard the ripple washing in the reeds / And the wild water lapping on the crag” from Morte D'Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,
    The line too labors, and the words move slow;
    Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,
    Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.
    by Alexander Pope
  • "Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell:
    Hark! Now I hear them - Ding, dong, bell." The Tempest, Act I, Scene II by William Shakespeare

The Use of Onomatopoeia in Nursery Rhymes for children

This poetic device is used in many nursery rhymes for children. The use of Onomatopoeia is the prefect way to teach children as such rhymes are easy to memorise.

  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Ding Dong Bell
  • Cackle, cackle, Mother Goose
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo!
  • Cuckoo, cuckoo, what do you do?

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