Stylistic Devices – Onomatopoeia

word imitating a sound

The pronounciation of the word imitates a sound. Onomatopoeia is used because it's often difficult to describe sounds. Furthermore, a story becomes more lively and interesting by the use of onomatopoeia.


  • The lion roared.
  • The steaks sizzled in the pan.
  • The bomb went off with a bang.