For one thing, it culminates a latent assonantal
pattern of short vowels followed by a fricative: "this" (in line 1), "live" (2), "is" (3).
Some of this is probably filtered through the songs of Moore and certainly through the assonantal
patterns of Clarke but this is no substitute for the missing soundscape.
occurentibus', 'praedicatorum pusillus plano'] and an assonantal
chiasmus ['divinis scriptures et sanctorum doctrinis'].
This passage, replete with strong assonantal
inflections upon the echoing o and e sounds, and the chiming rhyme of "grateful" and "tremble" (underlining the paradoxical feeling of satisfaction and disquietude) displays Bradley's need to transmute this event, to see it in entirely poetic terms.
In his early years as a poet, Thomas had after all been fascinated by the challenge to reproduce the intricate alliterative and assonantal
patterns of Welsh-language cynghanedd poetry in English, and his experiments had helped sharpen his sensitivity to "morphemes and phonemes" (Davies, Gororau'r 163 ff.
Yes, it's succinct and has a pleasingly assonantal
ring but the implicit accusation, that Mr Blair habitually surrounds himself with sycophants, would scarcely stand up as a scandalous character flaw even if it could be proved.
The fact that Frost's choice of modifier is driven primarily by his ear--he's after the assonantal
"sweep/ Of easy wind'--doesn't mitigate its conceptual freshness.
20) Much of the poem's verbal energy, however, issues from particular kinds of phonetic heightening, including internal rhyme ('cursed at first') and repeated consonantal and assonantal
Jesse falls apart when his third novel, "I Was Looking for a Street" (an assonantal
play on "Black Sheep"), is also rejected by his publishers.