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alliteration vs. assonance
[ uh-lit-uh-rey-shuhn ]
- the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration ), as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration ), as in each to all.
- the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.
[ as-uh-nuhns ]
- resemblance of sounds.
- rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent and reticence.
- partial agreement or correspondence.