assonance assonance

Definition(s):

  • (n) the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In fact, internal rhyme and assonance have long been a trademark of one-hit wonders.
  2. His terza rima stanzas have no rhyme, but instead a subtle assonance.

Quotes

  • "The words tumble so fast, enwrapped in alliteration, clogged with onomatopoeia, choked with assonance, bursting with bombast, snarled with metaphor, tangled with simile, submerged in verbiage that the bombarded audience (and reviewer at a critics'...
    on Apr 30, 2005 By: Mel Gussow Source: New York Times

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