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Andra Tecusan

on 10 September 2013

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Transcript of Assonance

Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in non-rhyming words.
Why do authors use assonance in their writings and poems?
Assonance is frequently used to give a sense of continuity and fluidity to a verse in a poem. Assonance is especially effective when rhyme is absent.
These are some examples of assonance in songs.
Which of these is an example of assonance?
1. A skunk sat on a stump
2.Try to light the fire
3. He struck a streak of bad luck
4. Cows can't cry
What is assonance?
Assonance is different than alliteration and consonance.
Assonance is NOT...
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. (Alliteration)
blank and think or strong and string (Consonance)
The setting sun was licking the hard bright machine like some great invisible beast on its knees.
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