When I was taught the rudiments of poetry in English class, we covered such vague topics as ‘alliteration’ and ‘assonance’. But some of my questions were never answered, so I figured I’d throw it out to the Teeming Millions and see if they can reveal the facts…
a) Similar sounds in words within a poem?
b) Same initial letters in words within a poem?
c) Something else?
a) The ‘s’ sound within a poem?
b) The ‘s’ sound used repeatedly within a poem?
c) The ‘s’ sound used repeatedly as an initial letter only in words within a poem?
d) Something else?
Why is assonance recognised as separate from normal alliteration?
Thanks guys! I know the answers are out there…
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