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.

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

17 thoughts on “Assonance”

  1. Best example I know is….
    Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes eroneously.
    For nobody’s toeses are poses of roses, as Moses supposes his toeses to be.

  2. I see you in an I.C.U with feeding tubes filled with icy cubes.
    Blood shut eyes like glue, love shot right through, on a dusk night through hazy lights I see two souls take flight underneath a bright sleet moon.

  3. 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”

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

    Just thought this one was worth mentioning.

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