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Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance[1] serves as one of the building blocks of verse. For example, in the phrase "Do you like blue?", the /uː/ ("o"/"ou"/"ue" sound) is repeated within the sentence and is assonant.
Assonance is found more often in verse than in prose. It is used in (mainly modern) English-language poetry, and is particularly important in Old French, Spanish and the Celtic languages. the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain | — Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven" | * | And murmuring of innumerable bees | — Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess VII.203 | * | The crumbling thunder of seas | — Robert Louis Stevenson | * | That solitude which suits abstruser musings | — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Frost at Midnight" | * | Dead in the middle of little Italy, little did we know that we riddled the middleman who didn't do diddily." | — Big Pun, "Twinz" | * | Hes evil, and i'm bad like Steve Seagal. Above the law cause i don't agree with police either.. (Shit me neither) we aint eager to be legal. So please, leave, me, with the keys to your Jeep-Eagle. I breathe ether in three lethal amounts, while i stab myself in the knee with a diseased needle " | — Eminem, "Bad Meets Evil" | * | It's hot and it's monotonous. | — Stephen Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George, It's Hot Up Here | * | tunditur unda | — Catullus 11 | * | on a proud round cloud in white high night | — E.E. Cummings, if a cheerfulest Elephantangelchild should sit | * | I've never seen so many Dominican women with cinnamon tans | — Will Smith, "Miami" | * | I bomb atomically—Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses can't define how I be droppin' these mockeries. | — Inspectah Deck, from the Wu-Tang Clan's…...

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