Consonance

(47 words)
  • Editors

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

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”].
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Citation:
Editors. "Consonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=220, accessed 03 September 2015.]