The Word of the Day is...Onomatopoeiaonomatopoeia [on‐ŏ‐mat‐ŏ‐pee‐ă], the use of words that seem to imitate the sounds they refer to (whack, fizz, crackle, hiss); or any combination of words in which the sound gives the impression of echoing the sense. This figure of speech is often found in poetry, sometimes in prose. It relies more on conventional associations between verbal and non‐verbal sounds than on the direct duplication of one by the other.
ExamplesClick here for examples. Be sure to read the comments, too.
Your Challenge, Should You Choose to Accept ItWrite a poem or flash fiction story (no more than 200 words) using onomatopoeia. You may post it here, in the comments (in which case you grant me the perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right to display it here on this blog, at least until you come back and hit that little trash can icon), or you can post it somewhere else and come back to leave a link to it as a comment to this post.
Be creative and have fun. Wheeeeee!