Onomatopoeia is when a word's pronunciation imitates its sound. Onomatopoeic words should not be confused with interjections, a part of speech, although onomatopoeic words may be used as interjection. Poets and writers use onomatopoeia to immerse readers into their poetry and to access auditory imagery. My students love learning about onomatopoeia and generally master it the first time that we cover it. Here are a variety of onomatopoeia worksheets and activities to help students better understand onomatopoeia.