Cacophony

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Is "the front door slammed and i heard atticus's footsteps in the hallway" a cacophony?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 02:59
Examples

You would mostly find cacophony in comic books and such. Basically it is when you make a noise that sounds like what your describing, for example 'Bang! Goes the drum' or 'Zoom' when some thing goes really fast.

Also I'm in 8th grade. My Teacher is the best. Good luck, peeps. º-º *thumbs up*

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:30
nope.

Uh, pretty sure that's onomatopoeia pal.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:17
Sorry Pal

This is a form of onomatopoeia, but not the same thing as what you're describing.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:59
erroneous that's onomatopoeia

erroneous that's onomatopoeia

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:54
can anyone give another example?

i'm unsure whether cacophony refers to words that don't actually represent a sound but are used in a way that make the reader imagine a sound or is it just any word that represents a harsh unpleasant sound? (i.e shrill shriek)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:30
wow I just spent like 10

wow I just spent like 10 minutes looking through the comments and laughing lol. I'm supposed to be studying ugh but distractions man xD

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 05:53
thanks

I had to put cacophony in a paper so this helped a lot

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:21
You are welcome

Your're welcome, have a good life

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:25
Hellllllpppppp

i need help i have a project due tomorrow and i need to have cacophony in it that's in Daniel X :watch the skies

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:41
#SOS

hey guys im in year 11 my teacher want us to give examples of kacofonie, any sugesttionz guiz?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:03
maybe learn how to spell

maybe learn how to spell cacophony first.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:19
Learning them Forever

I'm studying for an AP English & Comp midterm, trust me literary devices will never leave you alone.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 21:33
crap

im already in the 10th grade and only know 8 of these! crap! (although the gory part was cool)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 03:23
cacophony

a rather harsh unceromonious literary device.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 17:41
Crazy how school works

I'm in eighth and I'm mad that I'm STILL learning these words

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 00:57
im a ...

I'm a sophomore and still learning these words

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 22:59
I am a senior in AP

I am a senior in AP literature and composition and I am still learning such content. It will never end.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 06:30
Amen brother.

Amen brother.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 04:48
Me to!!!!

I am in 11th grade and i am trying to do the hw that was due like three days ago.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 00:25
I feel you

I feel you my manz. AP lang late work for the win...

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
the truth is

AP really stands for advanced procrastination.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:26
Example:

"The fingernails scratched all the way down the chalkboard". Also, this literary device is different from Onotomotopiea, which means describing a sound in the word, such as "Boom" of "Kachow!". Cacophony are real words and phrases that make "harsh" and "annoying" or "negative" sounds.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 23:33
so...

is this basically imagery but more, dark? (for lack of a better word)

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 05:22
pretty much but more like

pretty much but more like just unpleasant rather than dark because of course saying that fingernails scratched on a chalkboard isn't necessarily dark, right?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 00:48
Not the subject matter

It's not the subject matter which, heh, matters; the crux of the concept is the discordant sounds distinguishing it and setting it off.

Blast it! Press it! Put it in a can! Stomp it quickly, rap, rap, rapping it as fast as you can!

Btw. I'm a sixth grader . . . J/K :)

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 07:02
okay

It is very simple. These words are intricate, yet they represent things that are not intricate. Eighth grade and writing a report on literary terms and their uses.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 22:12
What is the big deal with cacophonies anyway?

Why is this a no-no? I love a gritty, gory description. Isn't that what sells books? I can understand why journalists stay away from such descriptions but aside from that, go cacophonies!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 23:46
Y U COMPLAIN SO MUCH?

What does it matter what grade, culture or origin you have? Trying to appear in a more appealing position for knowledge than the one before and asserting ignorance into them does NOT make you look better. Why don't you simply study and save the ridiculous comments?~
Cacophony:
Through a tattering and brutal path I went, the bullets splattering into the remains of my fellows as I rushed through, every step I took pounded as hard as machine-guns and stabbed me with unutterable pain.
Enjoy the example that I made up.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 22:23
*AMAZEMENT*

THAT IS A BOSS SENTENCE. I ENJOYED IT GREATLY. THANK YOU FOR COMMING UP WITH THAT. btw, i agree with the things you said about the insignificant comments.. :)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 04:51
wow..

that is one gory description, but I like it. You could put that in a story.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:57
can anybody be as sad as me?

I'm a CHINESE and learning these!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 09:29
EXAMPLE

example: Garfield guts squeezing and oozing all over the place

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 22:07
need 7th grade elements

need 7th grade elements

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 19:27
Re: need 7th grade elements

Here are some: Third person, first person, hyperbole, conflict, second person, you could name whatever you want(nooby)!

By Maplestory Mercedes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 02:50
woah!

Im in 7th learning this...

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 05:53
Wow...

Im in 6th, and I'm learning this too.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 13:20
ikr

me too

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:12
me to

i am in sixth grade also i have a really wierd project from a really wierd teacher

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 22:41
grade 10

I'm in grade 10 and we're not even learning this

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 04:47
The cac..

And behold, another new word. I went to college; studied Lang. and Lit. and it's the first I'm seeing these words. Wow! I'm impressed with this site.

*Mystique*

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:17
I'm sorry but that's sad, I'm

I'm sorry but that's sad, I'm in 11th grade and I'm learning these words.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 01:59
wow

I'm an 8th grader and I'm learning these words!

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 16:06
Not really

Just because they didn't focus heavily on the literary terms of grammar doesn't mean they didn't study Lang. And lit. Thoroughly.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 05:40

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