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Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds[?] within a short passage of verse or prose. (If the repeated sounds are consonants, the figure of speech is consonance or alliteration.)

Assonance is more a feature of verse than prose. It is used in (mainly modern) English-language poetry, and is particularly important in Old French, Spanish and Celtic languages.

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