assonance

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

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On aura aussi beau jeu de clamer que le hasard des langues a depose en francais--une langue finalement pas si eloignee que cela de l'italien--des assonances arbitraires qui tissent dans la langue cible des relations semantiques aisement equivalentes a celles de l'italien mais qu'on n'est pas sur de pouvoir reconstituer ces parallelismes dans d'autres langues.
Specifically, we showed that (at least) most initial bi- and triconsonantal cluster assonances in English monosyllables were semantically coherent--in the same sense that classifier systems are--to a degree (typically 70%) far beyond chance, and that rimes were also coherent, though to a lesser degree.
Moreover, assonances of colour are now apparent, for instance the unifying reds of Le Brun and Muller.
74, says of the Latin, "No modern prose can reproduce the original solemn parallelisms and assonances.
Listen to the noises of the young Pound--pre-war, pre-madness and hatred--drunk on the assonances and cadences of the Greeks.
Ce jeu d'influences reciproques, cette interpenetration du cosmique et de l'individuel qui se joue dans les rythmes et les rites, tout en assonances et dissonances volontaires, nous invite a repenser la concordance des temps au crible de la grammaire wuli.
Recognising that terza rima is difficult to sustain in English, he has kept it, but crossed with 'the measures and assonances of the Hibernian-English ballad'.