Assonance

(49 words)
  • John Constable (University of Cambridge)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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

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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Citation:
Constable, John. "Assonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 June 2002
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=77, accessed 30 July 2015.]