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synonyms for assonance

  • chant
  • inflection
  • lyric
  • music
  • refrain
  • theme
  • air
  • aria
  • carillon
  • chime
  • concord
  • consonance
  • descant
  • diapason
  • euphony
  • lay
  • measure
  • melodiousness
  • musicality
  • resonance
  • run
  • song
  • strain
  • tunefulness
  • unison
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antonyms for assonance

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  • disagreement
  • discord
  • cacophony
  • disharmony
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How to use assonance in a sentence

Sometimes they enshrine a pun or a conceit, or depend for their aptness upon an assonance.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
Assonance, in poetry, a term used when the terminating words of lines have the same vowel sound but make no proper rhyme.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIA. VOL. 1 PART 2VARIOUS
It is written in stanzas of various length, bound together by the vowel-rhyme known as assonance.
THE HARVARD CLASSICS, VOLUME 49, EPIC AND SAGAVARIOUS
Not only is there no rhyme, but assonance is very carefully avoided.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Paradise Lost abounds with the assonance which the dominant feeling of the poet induced.
THE VOICE AND SPIRITUAL EDUCATIONHIRAM CORSON
Here the assonance is -er (final unstressed -er in standard present-day English represents vocalic r).
MODERN SPANISH LYRICSVARIOUS
The use of alternate assonance in lines of fourteen syllables (pp. 211, 212) is a none too happy device of the author.
MODERN SPANISH LYRICSVARIOUS
Each is ten lines long, and while the first rhymes throughout, the second has only a very imperfect assonance.
THE FLOURISHING OF ROMANCE AND THE RISE OF ALLEGORYGEORGE SAINTSBURY
He talks of assonance and color, of stress and pause and accent, and bewilders me with his theories.
BALLADS OF A BOHEMIANROBERT W. SERVICE
The stanza before us is in debide scilte, where the two couplets of the stanza are not linked by any form of sound assonance.
THE LATIN & IRISH LIVES OF CIARANANONYMOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSONANCE

  • airs
  • arias
  • assonance
  • carillons
  • chants
  • chimes
  • concords
  • consonance
  • descants
  • diapasons
  • euphony
  • inflections
  • lays
  • lyrics
  • measures
  • melodiousness
  • music
  • musicalities
  • refrains
  • resonances
  • runs
  • songs
  • strains
  • themes
  • tunefulnesses
  • unison
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