Assonance

Definition:
Assonance refers to repetition of sounds produced by vowels within a sentence or phrase. In this regard assonance can be understood to be a kind of alliteration. What sets it apart from alliterations is that it is the repetition of only vowel sounds. Assonance is the opposite of consonance, which implies repetitive usage of consonant sounds.

Example:
“A long song”. (Where the ‘o’ sound is repeated in the last two words of the sentence)

7 thoughts on “Assonance”

  1. Im a huge Hip Hop head and Kendrick Lamar did a great job of this in the song Fight The Feeling.

    “Sold your soul, I know, sold your soul and you’re hopeless
    My focus, stare at elopin’ on boats that float in the open
    On oceans that coast the line on the margins I rhyme, chokin’
    Or Soakin’ up game, I’m hopin’
    You picked the second one, change the emotion of jealousy that you’re holdin’
    You’re telling me, that you’re golden, but really cubic zirconia”

  2. Good examples
    ‘Egregious replete with these lesions’
    The Negative One
    Slipknot

    Just thought this one was worth mentioning.

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