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Narrative Writing

Using Word & Phrases along with Onomatopoeia for Class 4 English

In this concept, students will learn about narrative writing examples by using word and phrases along with onomatopoeia. They will also study some examples and common mistakes that needs to be avoided while using onomatopoeia. Students will study the role of transitional words and phrases in English.

In this learning concept, the students will learn:

  • To identify onomatopoeia.
  • To find transitional words and phrases.

All the concepts are taught to students of class 4 English with the help of examples, illustrations, and concept maps. You can go through them and assess your learning by solving the two printable onomatopoeia worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept provided in PDF format.


  • Narrative writing has a story, characters, and other main elements. Narrative writing has a narrator which tells a story.
  • We use transitional words or phrases in narrative writing along with onomatopoeia. These words and phrases along with onomatopoeia will help the narrative to flow from one paragraph to the other.

What are Transitional Words and Phrases?

  • Transitional words play the role of combining different information together in the story.
  • These words also reflect the relationship between paragraphs or parts of a speech.
  • Many transition words add details, reinforce ideas, and denotes agreement in the story.


Transitional Words and Phrases

Addition Finally Besides
In fact Again After 
  1. Finally, she decided to visit the mueseum.
  2. In addition to cakes, he also makes delicious brownies.

What is Onomatopoeia?

  • Onomatopoeia is a word that refers to the sound.
  • Adding onomatopoeia to your writing engages the reader to listen.
  • When a sound is similar to the pronunciation of a word, it is onomatopoeia. You will come across such words in poetry and comic books.


Onomatopoeia examples
Onomatopoeia examples

Common Mistakes

Don’t confuse words of feelings and emotions such as hooray, ouch, oops, whoo-hoo, wow, with onomatopoeic words. These words express a sudden strong feeling of emotions through words whereas onomatopoeia are words that expresses the sound of something.


Wow! I love the dress

Onomatopoeia Chart
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