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Consonance is typically used to refer to the repetition of ending sounds that are consonants, but it can refer to repetition of consonant sounds within the word as well. Often, consonance is used to create a rhyme or cadence.

Consonance differs from alliteration and assonance. Alliteration, remember, is the repetition of a sound at the beginning of a word. Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound.

Consonance is the repetition of a consonant sound and is typically used to refer to the repetition of sounds at the end of the word, but also refers to repeated sounds in the middle of a word.

Consonance Examples

Consonance Examples

  1. Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabelle Lee": "And so all the night-tide, I lie down by the side of my darling-my darling-my life and my bride" (repetition of the long i sound)
  2. William Blake's "Tyger": "Tyger, Tyger burning bright in the forest of the night" (repetition of the long i sound)
  3. From William Wordsworth's "Daffodils": "A host of golden daffodils" (repetition of the long o sound)
  4. From the movie My Fair Lady: "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain." (repetition of the long a sound)