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The Orchestra

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Symphony begins with the pounding of a drum

Cymbals collide, cellos hum

Piccolos fall silent as maracas play their score

And listeners with keenest ears applaud and say, "Encore!"

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...me trying repeatedly to get my stupid car started in the morning

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Hmm... not exactly something you'd applaud.

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Neither is correct.

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A submarine using sonar (or bat using echolocation)

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Nope.

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Hint: think of a very common event.

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The steady beat of the drum is the second hand of the clock.

The cymbals are when the bell to end the class period sounds.

Cellos humming are seats scooting as kids are getting up to leave.

Piccolos are the pens and pencils stopping. Maracas are the footfalls of a herd of students.

And who can't wait for the next period to be over too?

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Very creative answer, but that is not it.

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the sound of insects on a summer evening?

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You're getting warmer. . .

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Very close. It is thunder, lightning, something not yet guessed, and some other thing. You're on the right track.

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Thunder drums, lightning flashes, gale hums, hail makes the sound of maracas,

Edit: whoops, used old account. Oh, well.

Edited by WitchOfDoubt
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Correct on the gale part...

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the keen ears could be like weather/Doppler radar - applaud and encore being the sweeping hand of the continually updating image?

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Drum: thunder

Cymbals: lightning

Cellos: wind

Piccolos: ?

Maracas: rain

Listeners: ?

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