I spoke often in Congress against the war in Vietnam…by saying 'many eat the meat but few go to the slaughterhouse.' I said it so often I became a vegetarian.
—Rep. Andrew Jacobs
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: