Assonance

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Meaning

The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds in neighboring words.

Example: Try to light the fire.

The ‘i’ sound is repeated in try, light, and fire, creating a subtle assonance. Most examples of this technique are hard to detect and work discreetly to enhance the poem.

Another example would be

We ain’t eager to be legal, so please, leave me with the keys to your JeepEagle. I breathe ether in three lethal amounts, while I stab myself in the knee with a diseased needle.

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