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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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Although Kavanagh is often judged, by his weakest work, as a slapdash writer, his use of full and assonantal rhyme, of enjambement, and caesura in 'Epic' is also vital for an understanding of Muldoon's development as a poet.
In his early years as a poet, Thomas had after all been fascinated by the challenge to reproduce the intricate alliterative and assonantal patterns of Welsh-language cynghanedd poetry in English, and his experiments had helped sharpen his sensitivity to "morphemes and phonemes" (Davies, Gororau'r 163 ff.
Yes, it's succinct and has a pleasingly assonantal ring but the implicit accusation, that Mr Blair habitually surrounds himself with sycophants, would scarcely stand up as a scandalous character flaw even if it could be proved.
The fact that Frost's choice of modifier is driven primarily by his ear--he's after the assonantal "sweep/ Of easy wind'--doesn't mitigate its conceptual freshness.