Which pair of lines from t. s. elliot’s ‘rhapsody on a windy night’ is an example of

Which pair of lines from t. s. elliot’s "rhapsody on a windy night" is an example of onomatopoeia? twelve o'clock. along the reaches of the street held in a lunar synthesis, whispering lunar incantations dissolve the floors of memory and all its clear relations, its divisions and precisions, every street lamp that i pass beats like a fatalistic drum, and through the spaces of the dark midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium. half-past one, the street lamp sputtered, the street lamp muttered, the street lamp said, "regard that woman who hesitates toward you in the light of the door which opens on her like a grin. you see the border of her dress is torn and stained with sand, and you see the corner of her eye twists like a crooked pin."

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  1. The street lamp sputtered

    The street lamp muttered


    I'm not 100% sure this is correct. Sorry if it's not.

  2. The pair of lines from T.S. Elliot's "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" which is an example of onomatopoeia is "The street lamp sputtered, The street lamp muttered". Onomatopoeia is the formation of words which imitate sounds produced by people, animals or even objects. It's a figure of speech (some call it a figure of sound). "Sputter" and "mutter" are two perfect examples of onomatopoeia, since they are the representation of sounds and sound like those sounds. Other examples of onomatopoeia are: "buzz", "hiss" and "bang".

  3. half past one is the concluding sentece of the peom try making ur own about this one and try comparing and contrasting the characters in both poems

  4. The answer is 'the street lamp sputtered/the street lamp muttered'.


    Onomatopeias are the imitation of verbal or non verbal sounds made by the subject or object of an utterance. It's literary figure of speech commonly used to express ideas colorfully in poems or dialogues.

    Onomatopeia attracts the readers' attention by appealing to their sense of hearing.

    In this particular poem, the sputter of a lamp refers to the popping or sizzling sound old street lamps used to make. Its 'mutter' on the other hand, refers to the murmur lamps made at the moment they were lit.

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