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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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As such, these assonantal echoes, although registering within the Symbolic (by perhaps creating a mournful tone to the work) also elude the reader's ability to give them concrete meaning as they are textual gaps through which the experience of pure jouissance escapes signifying practice.
8) In an interview with Arnaldo Saraiva, Cabral spoke of his use of eight-syllable lines and assonantal rhyme as aimed at challenging readers' expectations and creating a less harmonious verse: 'O tipo de verso mais comum entre nos e o septissylabo, enquanto em Franca e o de 8 sylabas, que e o menos espontaneo da lyngua portuguesa--e que e o que eu prefiro, embora usando a liberdade typica do verso de 7 sylabas, de acentuar onde eu quiser.
The assonantal rhymes on "know" and "poor," and full rhyme of "poor" and "door" are very deft.
The dense patterning of loud diphthongs in the text (detailed above) is assonantal, and more unusual, there are many internal rhymes, some of them being multiple ("hair"-"compare"; "then"-"again"; "man"-"stands"; "stray"-"negligee"-"a.
In the concluding sonnet, spiky consonance and straining assonantal rhyme transport the poet through the time and spaces of our lives:
The translator is therefore forced to vary the rhyming scheme, resorting to partial or assonantal rhymes, and "in desperation" he admits to having "simply ducked for cover and run?
An aesthetic experience of Keats's Odes does indeed progressively refine, as Bate's Stylistic Development of Keats demonstrates in exquisite detail, the "raw morphological data" of assonantal, consonantal, and metric units.