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THEMOTIONAL THURSDAY - Ennui

Posted by Shadow Wolfe on February 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Oh typing with a half chewed finger is no fun, but I think I have a cure, this week's theme:


ennui 

 en·nui [ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee]  noun

a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom:

The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

Origin:

1660–70;  < French:  boredom; Old French enui  displeasure; see annoy

Synonyms:

listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.


and the form is pre-chosen


Cacophony


Definition of Cacophony

Cacophony is a technique which was used by the famous poet and author Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll makes use of cacophony in the poem 'Jabberwocky' by using an unpleasant spoken sound created by clashing consonants. The word cacophony originates from the Greek word meaning "bad sound". The term in poetry refers to the use of words that combine sharp, harsh, hissing, or unmelodious sounds.


Example of Cacophony - Excerpt

Jabberwocky

by

Lewis Carroll


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.


I cannot wait to see what you masters of the form can come up with!!!!

 


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2 Comments

Reply Missy (AKA MRS. Wordmachinist)
1:00 PM on February 22, 2013 
oh...Shadow Wolfe, once again you have my mind thinking it should pick up that pen and share my words. So awesome to have a new challenge. I'll be back with something for this one!! :D
Reply MoonCookee
3:20 AM on February 23, 2013 
Oh like I didn't have enough to do you call me to a challenge I may not reject for the love of clashing sounds and sounds sexing and sounds rolling guttural and screeching the limits like Banshee speak. Oh Lady lady what you do. great challenge.