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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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Editors. "Consonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 21 April 2014.]