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assonance:

see rhymerhyme
or rime,
the most prominent of the literary artifices used in versification. Although it was used in ancient East Asian poetry, rhyme was practically unknown to the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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Assonance

 

(1) Repetition of similar vowel sounds in a line, strophe, or sentence.

(2) Imperfect rhyme; the accord between the endings of two or more verse lines in which the vowels coincide but there is greater freedom of the consonants—for example, krasivaia—neugasimaia; kliauze—mauzer. Assonance is one of the most important elements of medieval poetry, especially in the Romance languages. Nineteenth-century Russian poets rarely used assonance. It was revived by the symbolists and is widely used in contemporary Soviet poetry.

assonance

the use of the same vowel sound with different consonants or the same consonant with different vowels in successive words or stressed syllables, as in a line of verse. Examples are time and light or mystery and mastery
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The final segment is more complex, the mirroring effect occurring in part through two instances of assonance involving different sounds.
Here, she celebrates language at the level of the phoneme, and you catch the ecstasy of assonance and alliteration as well as partake of the poem's sensuous education:
Unfortunately, "purest profundity" is not a particularly egregious example of the author's ready recourse to arid alliteration, nor is "allergic/allegory/attacks" an isolated instance of acerbating assonance (please pardon the parody).
In the process, however, he did establish the standard terminology, distinguishing between a syllable's assonance (word- or syllable-initial consonant cluster), and its rime (concatenated vocalic nucleus and final consonant cluster); thus in the word stump, for instance, the assonance is st- and the rime is -ump.
I do retain rhyme, or at best assonance, only where this does not interfere with other qualities.
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In solitary quiet, readers can hear sounds at their best, cherishing in the mouth all the possibilities of consonance and assonance, long vowel and short, as well as the dance of syntax which is rhythm.
A single long, sinuous sentence, artfully enjambed and rich with assonance, "Curtains" suggests a good deal more than it says, not least because the verb in the opening lines gives the dubious flavor of the conditional to the entire poem.
Ringler's translations are largely faithful, ingenious, and highly attentive to the alliteration and assonance effects which are crucial to Icelandic poetry.
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Keeping Time," the opening poem, showcases this shift in style, moving as much via alliteration and assonance as through rhetoric: