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Examples of Assonance

This page contains examples of Assonance.


Definition of Assonance: The repetition of the same or similar vowel sounds within a line in short succession.

Examples of Assonance in Poetry

POPE.
Since my old friend is grown so great,
As to be Minister of State,
I'm told, but 'tis not true, I hope,
That Craggs will be ashamed of Pope.

CRAGGS.
Alas! if I am such a creature,
To grow the worse for growing greater;
Why, faith, in spite of all my brags,
'Tis Pope must be ashamed of Craggs.
Alexander Pope, A Dialogue.

You are no longer young,
Nor are you very old.
There are homes where those belong.
You know you do not fit
When you observe the cold
Stares of those who sit
Elizabeth Jennings, Accepted

If tired of trees I seek again mankind,
Well I know where to hie me - in the dawn,
To a slope where the cattle keep the lawn.
There amid lolling juniper reclined,
Myself unseen, I see in white defined
Far off the homes of men, and farther still,
The graves of men on an opposing hill,
Living or dead, whichever are to mind.
Robert Lee Frost, The Vantage Point






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