Origin of assonance
Related formsas·so·nant, adjective, nounas·so·nan·tal [as-uh-nan-tl] /ˌæs əˈnæn tl/, as·so·nan·tic, adjectivenon·as·so·nance, nounnon·as·so·nant, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for assonant
I observed no instance of the assonant rhyme; but there are several glosses, or, in the Portuguese word, grosas.
Edom means red, and Bossrah is assonant to Bsser, a vinedresser.
Bel crouches—as men have crouched to Bel; Nebo cowers—a stronger verb than crouches, but assonant to it, like cower to crouch.
All rhymes and all approaches to rhyme, form the assonant metres.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
It is written in the assonant, or vowel rhyme, that was universal among European nations in the early stage of their civilization.National Epics|Kate Milner Rabb