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alliteration vs. assonance

[ uh-lit-uh-rey-shuhn ]
  1. 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.
  2. 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 ]
  1. resemblance of sounds.
  2. 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.
  3. partial agreement or correspondence.

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