The oath I took as a [meat] inspector said if I ever saw anything wrong I was supposed to report it. But today, if you blow your whistle, you're in trouble with the inspection service. I feel the oath I took is violated every day I work.
—William Freeman
A figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds. Examples of onomatopoeic words are buzz, hiss, zing, clippety-clop, and tick-tock. Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" not only uses onomatopoeia, but calls our attention to it: