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assonance

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The correspondence or rhyming of one word with another in the accented and following vowels, but not in the consonants, as e.g. in Old French versification.

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assonance

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 299 words.

The noticeable recurrence of a sound in successive words; cf. alliteration.

Greek.

The Greeks occasionally employed assonance for the

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assonance, Latin

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 124 words.

Assonance, the recurrence of sounds in proximity, is a common feature of language, observable in all periods of Latin. Three

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assonance, Greek

Michael S. Silk.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 881 words.

Assonance is a technical term of modern literary analysis, used of a perceptible repetition of a sound or sounds within

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assonance, Greek

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 875 words.

Assonance is a technical term of modern literary analysis, used of a perceptible repetition of a sound or sounds within

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assonance, Latin

Roland Gregory Austin and Jeffrey E. Wills.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 1061 words.

Assonance, the recurrence of sounds in proximity, is a common feature of language, observable in all periods of Latin.

Alliteration

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Greek assonance

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Assonance is a technical term of modern literary analysis, used of a perceptible repetition of a sound or sounds within a verbal sequence. We may distinguish: (1) consonantal repetition,...

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Latin assonance

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Assonance, the recurrence of sounds in proximity, is a common feature of language, observable in all periods of Latin. Three kinds may be mentioned.

Alliteration

The...

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Alliteration and Assonance

David Robey.

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

December 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 16931 words.

What can we say about the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy on the basis of an entirely, or almost entirely, automatic translation of the electronic text into a phonological representation:...

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assonance

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The correspondence or rhyming of one word with another in the accented and following vowels, but not in the consonants, as e.g. in Old French versification.

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Assonance

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 114 words.

In rhetoric and poetics, a resemblance or correspondence of sound between syllables or words, such as the repeated vowel in

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Assonance

Andrea Grün-Oesterreich.

in Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 45 words.

is a vocalic isophoneme that consists of corresponding similarity in repeated vowel-sounds, as in the 1896 poem “I heard

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assonance

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 86 words.

As a term of prosody it means partial rhyming, either (a) a correspondence of vowels but not of consonants, as in the last line of Yeats’s ...

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Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

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assonance

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 587 words.

abeyance, conveyance, purveyance • creance • ambience • irradiance, radiance • expedience, obedience • audience •

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assonance

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 585 words.

abeyance, conveyance, purveyance • creance • ambience • irradiance, radiance • expedience, obedience • audience •

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assonance

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 27 words.

the correspondence or rhyming of one word with another in the accented and following vowels, but not in the consonants,

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assonance

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 52 words.

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in the stressed syllables (and sometimes too in those that follow) of neighbouring words:...

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assonance

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

XVIII. — F., f. L. assonāre (of Echo) answer to, f. AS- + sonāre SOUND.

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assonance

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 52 words.

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in the stressed syllables (and sometimes too in those that follow) of neighbouring words:...

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Assonance

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 112 words.

In rhetoric and poetics, a resemblance or correspondence of sound between syllables or words, such as the repeated vowel in ...

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