This week’s prompt: write a poem emphasizing Cacophony
Definition: jarring, discordant sound – generally associated with harsh consonants, rather than with vowels.
Example: Don Juan, Canton the 7th by Lord Byron
“Bombs, drums, guns, bastions, batteries, bayonets, bullets–
Hard words, which stick in the soft Muses’ gullets.”
Craft used in poetry (and other genre, I would assume) carries greater effect when the surrounding words/stanzas contribute to the effect, i.e., if you go for jarring sounds, they will appear more jarring if the surrounding text is melodious.
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