Consonance & Assonance PPT

Poets, authors, and song writers use these as
Educated people recognize and appreciate
These have to do with repeating word sounds.
Repetition of a consonant sound that is NOT
at the beginning of the word.
All mammals named Sam are clammy.
I dropped the black necklace in the thick mud.
The dove moved smoothly above the waves.
In more modern verse, consonance is
frequently used as a rhythmic device
in modern music.
"Rap rejects my tape deck,
ejects projectile.”
Repetition of vowel sound within words that do
NOT rhyme.
I made my way down to the lake to lay out my
fishing gear.
We heard the mellow wedding bells echo.
He looked around at the clouds above without a
In more modern verse, stressed assonance
is also frequently used as a rhythmic
device in modern rap.
"Their pens and pads I snatch 'cause I've had it /
I'm not an addict, fiending for static / I see their
tape recorder and I grab it / No, you can't have it
back, silly rabbit." -Public Enemy
“I bomb atomically—Socrates' philosophies and
hypotheses can't define how I be droppin' these
mockeries.” -Wu-Tang Clan
“And since birth I’ve been cursed with this curse
to just curse/And just blurt this berserk and
bizarre stuff that works.” -Eminem
Consonance is repetition
of consonant sound at the
middle or end of words
that do NOT rhyme.
Assonance is repetition of
vowel sounds in side of
words that do NOT
“All this tension dispensin these sentences
Gettin this stress that's been eatin me recently off of
this chest
And I rest again peacefully
But at least have the decency in you
To leave me alone, when you freaks see me out
In the streets when I'm eatin or feedin my daughter
To not come and speak to me .”
Read the following poem titled,
“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost. Try
to find as many examples of
Consonance and Assonance!
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Robert Frost