Assonance lit term

By: Mark Turner

What is Assonance?

Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences.

What is it used for?

It is used in rhyming mostly, but it can be used to make poetry rhyme and it let's the poet be more flexible.
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One more example

  • When Jesus told his disciples to pray for the kingdom, this was no pie in the sky by and by when you die kind of prayer. - Tony Campolo

Romeo and Juliet

"For men so old as we to keep the peace."
(Shakespeare 28).