Poetry Guide: Assonance
Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds within a short passage of verse or prose.
Assonance is more a feature of verse than prose. It is used in (mainly modern) English-language poetry, and is particularly important in Old French, Spanish and Celtic languages.
Willy Russell's eponymous student Rita described it as "getting the rhyme wrong".
- Try to light the fire.
- He gave a nod to the officer with the pocket.
- fleet feet sweep by sleeping Greeks.
- Hayden plays a lot.
- "[E]very time I write a rhyme, thEse pEople think it's a crime" - Eminem, Criminal
- I'm running up on someone's lawns with guns drawn. — Eminem Rock Bottom
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