Euphony

Entertainment / Literature / Euphony: (from Greek 'good sound') Attempting to group words together harmoniously, so that the consonants permit an easy and pleasing flow of sound when spoken, as opposed to cacophony, when the poet intentionally mixes jarring or harsh sounds together in groups that make the phrasing either difficult to speak aloud or grating to the ear. Here is an example of euphony from John Keats' The Eve of St. Agnes (1820): And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon, Manna and dates, in argosy transferred, From Fez, and spiced dainties, every one, From silken Samarcand to cedar'd Lebanon.

Prosody

Entertainment / Literature / Prosody: The mechanics of verse poetry--its sounds, rhythms, scansion and meter, stanzaic form, alliteration, assonance, euphony, onomatopoeia, and rhyme. (2) The study or analysis of the previously listed mat MORE

Lullaby

Entertainment / Literature / Lullaby: A song written for children, especially a calming one designed to help an infant go to sleep. The genre is often marked by trimeter or duple meter in its metrical line, repetition, soothing euphony, a MORE

Cacophony

Entertainment / Literature / Cacophony: (Greek, 'bad sound') The term in poetry refers to the use of words that combine sharp, harsh, hissing, or unmelodious sounds. It is the opposite of euphony. MORE

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