With their combination of harsh and sometimes discordant sounds, cacophony examples can help you see how this literary device can affect the tone of a poem or passage of prose. Many people think writing needs to be beautiful; however, a chaotic, unlovely combination of sounds can also be very effective. See how famous authors have used this literary device over the years.
Want to talk like Shakespeare? We can help. Don’t want to talk like Shakespeare? Fie on thee, thou damned and luxurious mountain goat! (Henry V, Act IV, scene iv. Shakespeare wrote amazing insults!)
But seriously, Shakespeare has topped the English literature bestseller lists for 400 years for good reason. He may be as out of date as your uncle’s second favorite pair of tights, but besides being fun, learning to talk like Shakespeare will teach you about how the English language works.
So put together your own perfect prose with the Shakespearean word lists, grammar tips, and game ideas shown below. Try your hand at our own Shakespearean word search too.