Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2-23-11 Onamatopeia Poem

1. Daily Journal: Write whatever you'd like

2. Lyrics Assignment

3. Alliteration Poem is due

4. Onamatopeia word cloud assignment
Create a word cloud that includes at least 5 examples of onamatopeia
Go to and create your word cloud
Publish it and copy the HTML code
Make a new post on your blog
Click the Edit HTML link and paste that code into your post

By Edgar Allen Poe

Here the loud alarum bells-
Brazen bells!
What a tale of terror, now their turbulency tells!
In the startled ear of night
How they scream out their affright!
Too much horrified to sprak,
They can only shriek, shreik,
Out of tune,
In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire,
In a mad expostulation with the deaf and the frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, higher,
With a desperate desire,
And a resolute endeavor,
Now- now to sit or never,
By the side of the pale-faced moon.
Oh, the bells, bells, bells!
What a tale their terror tells
Of Despair!
How they clang, and clash, and roar!
What a horror they outpour
On the bosom of the palpitating air!
Yet the ear it fully knows,
By the twanging,
And the clanging,
How the danger ebbs and flows:
Yet the ear distinctly tells,
In the jangling
And the wrangling,
How the danger sinks and swells,
By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells-
Of the bells-
Of the bells, bells, bells. bells,
Bells, bells, bells-
In the clamor and the clangor of the bells!

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