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  • John Constable (University of Cambridge; now Renewable Energy Foundation)

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The rhyme-pattern produced inside the poetic line by repeating similar vowels, or clusters of consonants and vowels. For example the eeve sounds in Gerrard Manley Hopkinss Spring and Fall: Margaret are you greiving over goldengrove unleaving? (Note that the repetition of the g sounds is an example of alliteration.)

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Constable, John. "Assonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 June 2002
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