Consonance (43 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


Repetition of consonantal sounds to make a pattern, usually in verse. Notice for example the repeated 'g' sounds in these lines by Manley Hopkins:
Márgarét áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
[For the full poem, see our entry on “Sprung Rhythm”].

Editors. "Consonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]