Style No. 24: Onomatopoeia

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Style No. 24: Onomatopoeia

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Onomatopoeia

Tweet-tweet, a little boy hisses through his whistle, his orange t-shirt fluttering in the wind while his imagination whirs in the background. His best friend, arm clapped around him, eyes the murmuring crowd in the distance. A suspicious grandmother with something to hide, tsk tsk, slithers past balancing a wobbly object under her head shawl. Meanwhile, ugh, some squelchy man shuffles his feet behind them, zapping the other direction with his eyeballs.

A young boy looks on as, eee-ohh, a donkey passes in the background. Clicked this near Sikasso, Mali (2012).

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