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assonance


I enjoy alliteration and assonance.
  the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words — such as "proud round cloud in a white high night" by e.e. cummings
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assonance assonant assonate
Strongly Associated with:   consonance
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  • I enjoy alliteration and assonance.
  • 80s Hip-Hop stressed endpoints less and alliteration and assonance more.
  • The ambiguous phrase by means of which Montparnasse had warned Gavroche of the presence of the policeman, contained no other talisman than the assonance dig repeated five or six times in different forms.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • For instance, The beer is never clear near here, dear,’ is unfortunate, even as an assonance.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King

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  • The assonance caught Ghosh’s ear.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • One of these errors, chiefly prevalent in New England, is that the so-called Boston pronunciation, with its broad /a/’s (making /last/, /path/ and /aunt/ almost assonant with /bar/) comes down unbrokenly from the day of the first settlements, and that it is in consequence superior in authority to the pronunciation of the [Pg059] rest of the country, with its flat /a/’s (making the same words assonant with /ban/).
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • It’s an assonance," said Eustace.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • One of these errors, chiefly prevalent in New England, is that the so-called Boston pronunciation, with its broad /a/’s (making /last/, /path/ and /aunt/ almost assonant with /bar/) comes down unbrokenly from the day of the first settlements, and that it is in consequence superior in authority to the pronunciation of the [Pg059] rest of the country, with its flat /a/’s (making the same words assonant with /ban/).
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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Associated words [difficulty]:   assonance [9] , alliteration [8]
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