Consonance

from Education Genius (Ft. Poetry Genius Editors & Rap Genius Editors) – Glossary of Poetic and Literary Terms on Rap Genius

Meaning

The repetition of identical or similar consonants in neighboring words.

Example: I believe it would behoove Steve to leave.

The ’ve' sound is repeated in believe, behoove, Steve, and leave. Consonance is often easier to detect than assonance, but many find it hard to distinguish between the two.

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