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Assonance

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose, as in "I rose and told him of my woe." Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" contains assonantal "I's" in the following lines: How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, / Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself.

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