TSI Reading: Recognizing the Rhetorical Effect of Onomatopoeia
What effect do the words "hiss," "whizzed," and "chattered" have on the passage?
(A)They allow the reader to visualize the action.
(B)They provide auditory details for the reader.
(C)They create better descriptions of the characters.
(D)They describe the time and place of the story.
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and we're thinking about it And these are kind of
like sound effects in a movie like you we're seeing
it dark jungle and then all the action is what
you hear right Just kind of off screen So that's
kind of good writing Alright Well with sound mimicking words
such as hiss wisden chattered the author's using the specific
literary device it's on ahmad apia it's a word that
intrinsically is linked with the sound it describes When we
read the word hiss for example our brain conjures up
the sounds that the snake makes you know when its
tongue is doing that back and forth thing well these
auditory details help us get into the story and experience
the action in a sensory way So they're auditory We
hear them and they add details So the answer here
is b and now let's go to the loser bowl
here Who we didn't pick Sorry guys just keeping it
real that we couldn't pick you for this question but
well we'll pick you next time maybe maybe not Well
while some words help us visualize the scene these specific
words engage the readers Auditory imagination got it so it's
not visualize the action so can't be a good hiss
whizzed chattered certainly bring up the animal's movements tto life
but well his words don't directly support their character development
Or do they describe the story setting like there's Nothing
about strategically using the length of the grass to sneak
up on riki tiki and stuff like that just didn't
happen Not in this story You can only use what's
in these few paragraphs here That's it the answer's b
They provide auditory details for the reader Q five dollar
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