I’d thought I’d get back to some word definitions (refer to my earlier post [url=http://www.hampel.net.au/blog/archives/2003/07/01/a-thousand-words/]A Thousand Words[/url]
Today’s word is [url=http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=assonance]assonance[/url]
– Resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words, as in: “that dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea” (William Butler Yeats)
– The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants, as in the phrase tilting at windmills.
– Rough similarity; approximate agreement.