Assonance || Literary Term Assonance

Assonance:

Assonance means repetition of a similar vowel sound without repetition of consonant sound. 

"Love and Dove," it is not example of Assonance. Because here we find, repetition of a similar vowel sound with repetition of consonant sound.

"write and ride" is the example of Assonance. Because here we find repetition of only vowel sound.

Usually, Assonance is used within a line of poetry for unity or rhythmic effect.

Examples of Assonance from everyday life:

We light fire on the mountain.

I feel depressed and restless

Go and mow the lawn

Alone, alone, all, all, alone.

Examples of Assonance according to English Literature:

From Keats "To Autumn,"

Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn

Among the river sallows, borne aloft

Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;





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