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Cacophony

 

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Description

Cacophony is the use of unpleasant sounds for particular effect.

Example

Lick, crack, sick, hack. The beggar harried her open back.

Crash, bang, clang!!

We want no parlay with you and your grisly gang who work your wicked will. -- Winston Churchill

Discussion

The unpleasant sounds of cacophony can be used to deliberately indicate to invoke negative emotions such as disgust, distress and fear

Grammatical nonsense can be used, breaking up the flow of normal sentences, beyond elegant figurative styles.

Hard consonant sounds ('b', 'd', 't', etc.) have a percussive effect and can hence be used to add to cacophony, perhaps with deliberate assonance.

Classification: Distortion, Emotion

See also

Confusion principle

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