As the title suggests, I was wondering what you all have to say about using onomatopoeias. What do you think when you see one while reading? Does it jar you, disrupt you, or otherwise bother you? Does it add to the writing? What's your take? I've used them before and even recently, but after re-reading them, I feel like a better writer might not have used them. That is, the impact that they carry might be better felt if carried in the tone of the writing, making it redundant or unnecessary to have them. I don't see them often in published literature. As an example, in my recent story, I wrote: Would you say this one could be removed, or does it add impact to the obvious contrast being set up? Edit: This is not to ask for specific advice on how to make the example or my personal writing better, but your opinion on onomatopoeia in general and opinion of the effectiveness of the example.