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What are the best examples of onomatopoeia in poems?

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Poems that display examples of onomatopoeia include the famous poems "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll and "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe. Instead of simply describing a sound, onomatopoeia attempt to mimic the actual sound of person, animal or object by using words.

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The poem "Jabberwocky" includes several examples of onomatopoeia. The words "snicker-snack," "callooh" and "callay" all represent fictional sounds included in the poem. Poe includes more common examples of onomatopoeia throughout his poem "The Bells." The words "tinkle," "clash" and "clang" are all examples of onomatopoeia, representing the sounds of the bells he describes throughout the rest of the poem.

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