Consonance Examples

Consonance

Consonance is typically used to refer to the repetition of ending sounds that are consonants, but it can refer to repetition of consonant sounds within the word as well. Often, consonance is used to create a rhyme or cadence.

Consonance differs from alliteration and assonance. Alliteration, remember, is the repetition of a sound at the beginning of a word. Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound.

Consonance is the repetition of a consonant sound and is typically used to refer to the repetition of sounds at the end of the word, but also refers to repeated sounds in the middle of a word.

Examples of Consonance:

1. Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter-repetition of the "t," and "r" sounds.

2. The lint was sent with the tent-repetition of the "nt" sound.

3. I think I like the pink kite-repetition of the "k" sound.

4. I held my nose in the breeze so I would not sneeze on your knees-repetition of the "z" sound (caused by "z" and "s").

5. Her foot left a print on the carpet-repetition of the "t" sound.

6. Odds and ends-repetition of the "d" and "s" sounds.

Examples of Consonance in Literature:

1. William Blakes "Tyger": "TygerTyger, burning bright-repetition of the "g" and "r" sounds.

2. Shakespeare's Sonnet 64: "Increasing store with loss and loss with store"-repetition of the "s" sound at the beginning of "store" and end of "loss".

3. William Butler Yeats' "The Man Who Dreamed of Fairyland": "Old silence bids its chosen race rejoice, / Whatever raveled waters rise and fall / Or stormy silver fret the gold of day"-repetition of the "r" sound.

Related Links:
Examples
Grammar Examples








Educational Videos