Cacophony (Literary Term): Definition & Examples


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Which sounds are NOT associated with cacophony?

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1. Which of the following is an example of cacophony?

2. All but one of the following is a good reason to use cacophony. Which is incorrect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help assess your understanding of the use of cacophony in literature. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to recognize cacophony in a reading passage, know what sounds are associated with cacophony, and be aware of appropriate times for using cacophony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Sounds NOT associated with cacophony
  • Examples of onomatopoeia
  • Reasons to use cacophony
  • Identifying cacophony
  • Good subjects for cacophony

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cacophony
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cacophony in literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cacophony
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about cacophony

Additional Learning

To learn more about cacophony, review the accompanying lesson on Cacophony in Literature. This lesson will help you:

  • Define cacophony
  • Understand the use of cacophony in literature
  • Discuss literary examples of cacophony
  • Know how and when to use cacophony in writing