Read the extract below and answer this question.

The pattering rain was kicking up little
explosions of dust in the glade. He heard the faint
whisper of the stream as it stole across
the land and disappeared into the bush.

The figure of speech underlined in line 1 is

A. assonance
B. consonance
C. onomatopoeia
D. alliteration

Correct Answer: Option C

C. onomatopoeia