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  • s  having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables
    note the assonant words and syllables in `tilting at windmills'
  • s  having the same vowel sound occurring with different consonants in successive words or stressed syllables

  • Like Proseman Ernest Hemingway, Poet MacLeish writes in a masculine style of quiet violence: his sparsely punctuated assonant verse often sounds as if it were spoken out of the .
  • To brassily assonant music, he rages at a social landscape scarred by greed, fame % mongering, obsessive love -- all the strategies of self.

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