The "Bad Sound" Poem October 4, 2008 - November 9, 2008
Definition of Cacophony
Cacophony is a technique which was used by the famous poet and author Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll makes use of cacophony in the poem 'Jabberwocky' by using an unpleasant spoken sound created by clashing consonants. The word cacophony originates from the Greek word meaning "bad sound". The term in poetry refers to the use of words that combine sharp, harsh, hissing, or unmelodious sounds.
Example of Cacophony :
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Instructions for contestant, combine sharp, harsh, hissing, or unmelodious sounds in your poem, and the most "bad sounding" poem wins the contest. Good luck, with your bad self!
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Created Oct 4, 2008