assonant


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Related to assonant: asyndeton, consonance
  • adj

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having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables

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having the same vowel sound occurring with different consonants in successive words or stressed syllables

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Prosodicaily, the hainieny is organized into sets of distiehs defined by metrical lengths of three or four accents and assonant clusters.
Anthony's "On Women's Right to Vote," Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," and Winston Churchill's "Blood, Sweat and Tears" where he made famous the assonant phrase, "I say to the House as I said to ministers who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Pythagoreanism offers him the obviously assonant idea of metempsychosis, and Pythagoras' sermon forms a neat recapitulating coda in the pattern of human, vegetable, animal, mineral and (metatextually) literary transformations which make up the Metamorphoses.
In these lines, the sense of time's inevitability is reinforced by a series of assonant echoes, a staccato of short i's and a's.
Dissonance can be lessened, particularly for students who do not make the transitions between texts and contexts easily, by focusing on the aspects of texts that are assonant (Dowdall, 2006).
The duration and repetition of this "ar" sound throughout the poem emphasizes this assonant thread.