Pick out examples of onomatopoeia in the following statements.

The bees were buzzing around the hive. Sue whispered the secret to her friend.

"Splish! Splash! I was taking a bath."

By the end of the race he was gasping for breath.

The chaffinch and the cuckoo are common birds in Britain.

The susurration of her dress alerted us to her arrival.

Assignment 1. Define whether the graphons show the speaker's physical peculiarities (physical defect of speech, excitement, intoxication, carelessness), or social, territorial, and educational status:

1.A Frenchman stopped a newsboy in New York City to make some inquiries of his whereabouts. "Mon fren, what is ze name of zis street?" -"Well, who said 'twant'?" - "What you call him, zis street?" - "Of course we do!" - "Pardonnez! I have not the name vat you call him." - "Yes, Watts we call it." - "How you call ze name of zis street?" - "Watts street, I told yen" -""Zis street." - "Watts street, old feller, and don't you go to make game o' me. "Sacre! I ask you one, two, tree several times oftin, vill you tell me ze name of ze street-eh?" - "Watts street, I tole yer. Wer drunk, ain't yer?" 2. "It's lonesome enough fur to live in the mount'ins when a man and a woman keers fur one another. But when she's a-spittin' like a wildcat or a-sullenin' like a hoot-owl in the cabin, a man ain't got no call to live with her." (O'Henry) 3. "The b-b-b-b-bas-tud-he seen me c-c-c-c-com-ing." (R. P. Warren) 4. "Wall," replide I, "in regard to perlittercal ellerfunts don't know as how but what they is as good as enny other kind of ellerfunts. But maik bold to say thay is all a ornery set and unpleasant to hav round. They air powerful hevy eaters and take up a right smart chans of room." (Artemus Ward) 5.'MISS JEMIMA!' exclaimed Miss Pinkerton, in the largest capitals. (W. Thakeray) 6. A producer recently imported an alien star. "She's a nize goil," he announced, "and I'm gonna loin her English." 7. "Hey," he said "is it a goddamn cardroom" or alatrine? Attensh - - HUT! Da-ress right! DHRESS!" (J. Jones) 8. (Schoolboy) "Gam, I ain't done it." - (Teacher) 'Tommy, Tommy, where is your grammar?" - "She's a tome in bed, teacher, with the noomonier."

Assignment 2. Define the type of rhyme (couplets/ triple/ cross rhyme/framing) and instrumentation means:

1. Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship, Yet she sailed softly too; Sweetly, sweetly blew the breeze -On me alone it blew. (Coleridge)


2. Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. (Tennyson)

3. His wife was a Wave; he waved at a Wac. The Wac was in front, but his wife was in black. Instead of a wave from the Wac, it is said, What he got was a whack from the Wave he had wed.

4. I saw thee weep - the big bright tear Came o'er that eye of blue; And then methought it did appear A violet dropping dew. (Byron)

5. But any man that walks the mead, In bud, or blade, or bloom, may find, According as his humours lead, A meaning suited to his mind. (Tennyson)

6. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. (Dryden)

7. I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. (Shelly)

8. that those lips had language! Life has passed With me but roughly since I heard thee last. (Cowper)

Assignment 3. Analyse instrumentation and graphic means in the following:

1- There she sees a damsel bright, Drest in a silken robe of white. (Coleridge)

2- E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wanted fires. (Gray)

3- Full fathom five thy father lies. (Shakespeare)

The worth of that (-my mortal self) is that which it contains

And that is this (-this sonnet), and this with thee remains. (Shakespeare)

4. West wind, wanton wind, wilful wind, womanish wind, false wind from, over the water, will you never blow again? (Shaw)

5. And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before. ()

6. 'Tutor?" he cried. "Tewtor? TerYEWtor?" (Wodehouse)

7. "Silence! Silen-n-n-n-nce!" (Shaw)

8. "Fact is, man, they were drunk, yes, dr-r-unk." (Priestley)

9. "But you ought to have it. If he takes it away from you he's unjust." (Bennett)

10. "Oh! I do hate the telephone." (Wilson)

11. "Wassa matter?"

"Hell I dunno. ... One them automoebile riots I guess. Aint you read the paper? I don't blame em do you?" (Dos Passos)

12. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling, faintly through universe and faintly falling like the descent of their last end, upon the living and the dead. (J. Joyce)

13. From the morn to the night, he's so joyous and bright, And he bubbles with wit and good humour! (Gilbert)

14. Leaves

Murmuring by myriads in the shimmering trees Lives

Wakening with wonder in Pyrenees. Birds

Cheering chirping in the early day. Bards

Singing of summer scything thro' the hay. (Owen)

15. "They've killed him, those vile, filthy foreigners. My baby son."Sam
Browne, still mystified, read the telegram. He then stood to attention,
saluted (although not wearing a cap), and said solemnly: "A clean sport-
in' death, an Englishman sdeath."

(When Huns were killed it was neither clean nor sportin', but served the
beggars - ("....... " among men) - right. ) (Aldridge)

16. "AS - I - WAS - SAYING," said Eyore loudly and sternly, "as I was saying when I was interrupted by various Loud Sounds, I feel that -' (Milne)

17. The trouble with a kitten is THAT

Eventually it becomes a CAT. (Nash)

Seminars No 6,7

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