Read these lines from "The Bells" and answer the question.

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,

In these lines the word clash is an example of _____.

A)repetition to emphasize the chaos of the moment
B)personification to represent the angry tone of the bells
C)metaphor to compare the suddenness of death to the sound
D)onomatopoeia to evoke an emotion of dread

2 Answer

  • D)onomatopoeia to evoke an emotion of dread

    An onomatopoeia is a word that makes the sound of the word to evoke an emotion.

    Hope that helps.
  • Answer: D) onomatopoeia to evoke an emotion of dread.

    Explanation: onomatopoeia is the act of creating or using words that include sounds that are similar to the noises the words refer to. In the given lines from "The Bells" the word "clash" (as well as the words "clang" and "roar") is an example of an onomatopoeia that imitates the sound of the bells in order to evoke an emotion of dread, so the correct answer is the corresponding to option D.