Please note, other sound repetition techniques include consonance and alliteration.


For example: “On a proud round cloud in white high night.”

Definition and effect on reader

Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases. It forms part of alliteration, which requires the entire first sound of a word to be repeated. Assonance is not necessarily persuasive within itself, but it can shift the way a person reads a sentence. For more information on what effect this can have, see alliteration.