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Hope y'all like this new theme page. As is my tendency, I enjoy looking for patterns (sometimes where none really exist), and I noticed several instances of that fantastic literary device onomatopoeia. I'm as familiar as anyone with the definition of the term, but there will still be some subjectivity here. For example, in "Long before the screen door slammed" from Out Of Jail--"slammed" is just part of the sentence structure, i.e., verb tense. It's not an individual "slam" as if the line had said "The screen door closed with a giant SLAM!" Also, I realize that my initial reference to Wicked Little Critta may in fact be false. So feel free to edit, restructure, heck, even delete the page. I won't add this theme to all those individual song pages until the discussion concludes this is a viable theme. Note that I read all the way through Category talk:Song Themes as well... :-) --MisterMe 08:30, 5 September 2012 (EDT)

All right, so a week and a half later, I've only seen a couple of edits by Apollo on the main Onomatopoeia page. Can I generally assume silence implies consent and thus add this theme to all the song pages? I'll work on it later today if no one objects. --MisterMe 08:33, 17 September 2012 (EDT)
the only thing is i'm not sure exactly how to draw the line between "onomatopoeia" and "sound effects". otherwise i think this is fairly solid. -Apollo (colloquia!) 11:02, 17 September 2012 (EDT)
I like that, "solid." Thanks. :-) And I agree that sound effects in general aren't really onomatopoia unless they are directly related to something in the song. A song such as Become A Robot has "clang clang whoops too late", while He's Loco just has random "beeps" and other gutteral sounds from either Avatar. It's an ongoing exploration here so I'm sure the page will get revised a bunch more times before it's really "done." Onward! --MisterMe 13:53, 17 September 2012 (EDT)


"Letter Shapes - Even without the video, one can imagine the letters being drawn in the air with the various bursts of musical notes and sound effects" ...could you say the same about Nonagon, what with the little sounds counting the sides of the shapes?

I think that is a valid point, and worthy of adding to the page. --MisterMe 20:21, 5 November 2012 (EST)