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assonance

(as′ŏ-năns) [L. assonare, to sound to, answer to]
1. Similarity of sounds in words or syllables.
2. Abnormal tendency to use alliteration.
assonant (-nănt), adjective
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In the radiant landscape panel Walking in the Vineyard, or Promenade (1899/1900, Los Angeles County Museum of Art)--originally intended as part of an unrealized decorative collaboration by several of the Nabis --Vuillard turned some dull orange, a range of olive-greens, and a pale lemon yellow into a throbbing, voluptuous expanse; he knitted together these assonant hues with repeated hits of a neutral, mauve-tinged tan and "escapes" of apparently raw linen.
Read Leonardo's Incessant Last Supper extra slowly, savoring the sounds, from the inaugural title page with its assonant vowels and repetitions of "I" and "s," to the acknowledgments at the end.
That's because Stanley's readers aren't spoiled by luxuriant phrasings, rhythmic cadences and rhyming or assonant pleasantries.
Cassirer begins Language and Myth with a look at the recurrent notion that myth and mythical conceptions represent linguistic "mistakes," that myths such as the Greek belief in stones as the origin of human beings represent nothing more than the confusion of two names ("stones" and "men" in Greek) which are assonant.
The trees provide the rhyme ('tranquilles'), or rather assonance (/ki/), to soften (with its/1/) and disperse (with its feminine ending) the 'cris' of the first line; and the moment of fruitful and reassuring stillness reaches its zenith in the fourth line: a classic 'trimetre' (if we dare call it that), a doubled coupe enjambante, the alliterative or assonant pairings in each measure ('la lumiere'; 'de dix'; 'en septembre'), the continuing presence of /[Epsilon]/.
24 For the alliterative and assonant binome yanwan (both have [Chinese Text Omitted] initials) [Chinese Text Omitted], cf.
And his verse, like a spinning black record, is the only form of mutation accessible to him, a fact testified to above all by his assonant rhymes.
Or in the ravishing density of alliterative and assonant sound in the counting-house soliloquy, which enacts poetically both the dazzling concentration and wild proliferation of the Jew's wealth (see esp.