“Assonance (noun): Resemblance of sound in words, or closeness or correspondence of syllables with similar sounds and particularly vowel sounds; vowel recurrence. Adj. assonant, assonantal, assonantic; n. assonant; v. assonate.

‘Dinted, dimpled, wimpled—his mind wandered down echoing corridors of assonance and alliteration even further and further from the point. He was enamored with the beauty of words.’ Aldous Huxley, Chrome Yellow”

Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.

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