Alliteration, Assonance, and Consonance

Consonants-letters that are not vowels

Vowels-A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y

 alliteration—Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

Mickey Mouse met Minney on Monday

 Example of extreme alliteration and how it makes words cool:


assonance—repetition of vowel sounds within words near each other.


The full moon helped set the mood.


consonance—repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the middle or end of words.

Similar to alliteration, but not restricted to beginnings of words.

 Haste, haste, that we might move swiftly.

There is a quiz on these three things on Tuesday the 29th.


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