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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".

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