This resource contains a fully editable and engaging 75-slide PowerPoint lesson on the literary device of onomatopoeia.

The content includes

1. Explanation and definition of onomatopoeia.

2. Why it is used.

3. Examples of onomatopoeia from poetry, literature, adverts and comics -including The Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes), The Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred Tennyson), The Lake Isle of Innisfree (W. B. Yeats), The Bells (Edgar Allan Poe), The Tempest ( William Shakespeare) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway).

4. Challenges and opportunities within the PowerPoint for pupils to identify and use onomatopoeia.

6. Images to stimulate students to compose their own onomatopoeic words.

The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to a short, entertaining video on onomatopoeia; some adverts containing onomatopoeia and a recitation by Roger McGough of his poem 'The Sound Collector'.

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Created: Jul 20, 2017

Updated: Mar 17, 2018


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