Consonance

Definition:
Consonance refers to repetition of sounds in quick succession produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase. The repetitive sound is often found at the end of a word. Consonance is the opposite of assonance, which implies repetitive usage of vowel sounds.

Example:
He struck a streak of bad luck.

13 thoughts on “Consonance”

    1. Consonance is repeated sounds at the beginning of words, assonance is repeated vowel sounds in the middle of words

    2. Consonance has a repeated consonent sound mostly at the end whereas assonance has a repeated vowel sound mostly at the end

  1. I have been taught that consonance is a repeated consonant sound in the middle or end of the word, which distinguishes it from alliteration.

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