The "Bad Sound" Poem  October 4, 2008 - November 9, 2008

Contest Completed


Smartest Person In the Room - Woggle Woo
Humbly Conceited - Cacophony of course!
Do Not Mess With Me - [writing deleted]
Who Do You Think You Are - Reflective Dissonance
I Also Placed - An Experiment in Cacophony.


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 :

Lewis Carroll

'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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5 Contestants
5 Submissions
Created Oct 4, 2008