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

  • Bloggers post peans to his bravery, and have great fun playing with his assonance-friendly name: "Smeaton meets al-qaeda" one post suggested; another referred to "his smeatness .
  • The first words were easy, at least to Doris Annassonance .
  • There was enough assonance in the Drifters story for an episode of "Behind the Music.

  • Germaine Greer in Melbourne Herald Sun
    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'... Mel Gussow New York Times Apr 30, 2005 6056 8899 assorted You used to have to die before assorted hacks started munching your remains and modelling a new version of you out of their own excreta," Greer wrote in The Guardian newspaper. "Reducing the person to excremental artefact before she is dead...

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