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Stylistic Devices - Assonance


Assonance

Assonance is a figure of speech that is found more often in verse than in prose. It refers to the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences.

Examples of Assonance

These are some examples:

  • "the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain" - The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The crumbling thunder of seas" - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "That solitude which suits abstruser musings" - The Princess VII.203 by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Listen to the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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