the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
the pattern of a rhyme; (ex.
a, a, b, b or a, b, c, a)
the use of words that sound like what they mean, such as “hiss,” “buzz,” “slam,” and “boom”
occurs when words at the end of lines rhyme
a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
Repeating a word or phrase within a poem
a basically regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
regular patterns that emphasize sound in poetry
the repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of a word, e.g., east, west, best, test, trust, burst
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in successive words, which creates a kind of rhyme. Like alliteration, the assonance may occur initially (“all the awful auguries”) or internally (“white lilacs”).