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19:54 Nov 25, 2009
English to Hindi translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
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English term or phrase: assonance
Definition from The Poetry Archive :
Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close to each other - this also includes diphthongs. Like alliteration, it is the sound rather than the letter used that is important.

Example sentence(s):
  • The Greeks occasionally employed assonance for the sake of its aesthetic effect but took no pains to avoid it when no effect was intended, even when the repetition of sound seems to us displeasing.
  • While the bling of rhyme and meter are exciting, sometimes what a poem needs is the soft power of assonance. The Fix
  • In more modern verse, stressed assonance has become the main literary device in modern rap, starting with gangsta rap like 2Pac in the 1990s, departing from rap's foundations in the 80's rapper like Slick Rick when rhyme at the end of each line was the cornerstone of poetic expression. Wikipedia
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5 +1तुक, स्वर-साम्य, ध्वनिसमता
Amitabh Kumar
5अन्त्यानुप्रास, अनुप्रास
C.M. Rawal


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तुक, स्वर-साम्य, ध्वनिसमता

Definition from own experience or research:
कविता,गीत आदि के चरण का वह अंतिम व्यंजन (या स्वरयुक्त व्यंजन) शब्द,या पद जिसके अनुप्रास का निर्वाह आगे के चरणों पदों आदि में करना आवश्यक होता है।

Example sentence(s):
  • शब्द शक्ति, शब्द गुण, अलंकार लय तुक छंद, रस, चित्रात्मक भाषा इन सबके सहारे कविता का सौंदर्य संसार आकार ग्रहण करता है। लय और तुक कविता को सहज गति और प्रवाह प्रदान करते हैं। - Wikipedia  
  • आजकल के कवि तो तुक मिलाने जितनी भी जहमत नहीं करते। पहले फिल्मी गानों में भी तुकबंदी होती थी परंतु अब वहाँ भी तुक मिलाने के बजाय ताल और लय पर अधिक ध्यान दिया जाता है। - Webdunia  
  • तुले हुए शब्‍दों में कवि‍ता करने और तुक, अनुप्रास आदि‍ ढूँढ़ने से कवि‍यों के विचार स्‍वातंत्र्य में बाधा आती है। - Chitthajagat  

इसे श्रुतिसाम्य भी कह सकते हैं.
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अन्त्यानुप्रास, अनुप्रास

Definition from
अनुप्रास अलंकार

हिन्दी विकिपीडिया

अन्त्यानुप्रासː जब अन्त में तुक मिलता हो तो अन्त्यानुप्रास होता है। उदाहरण -

मांगी नाव न केवटु आना। कहहि तुम्हार मरमु मैं जाना॥अनुप्रास_अलंकार

Example sentence(s):
  • अन्त्यानुप्रासː जब अन्त में तुक मिलता हो तो अन्त्यानुप्रास होता है। उदाहरण - मांगी नाव न केवटु आना। कहहि तुम्हार मरमु मैं जाना॥ -  
  • अनुप्रास पुं. [सं.प्रा.स.] वह शब्दालंकार जिसमें किसी पद में एक ही अक्षर या वर्ण अथवा स्वर-सहित अक्षर या वर्ण की बार आते हैं। वर्ण-वृत्ति। वर्ण-मैत्री। (एलिटरेशन) उदाहरण-मणि, मणीन्द्र, माणिक्य, मेघमणि, मौक्तिक माला, तोरण-बन्दनवार-विभूषित नगरी बाला।– आनंदकुमार। विशेष-इसके छेक, वुत्य, श्रुत्य, लाट अन्त्य और पुनरूक्तवदाभास ये छः भेद हैं। -  

हिन्दी काव्य में अनुप्रास अलंकार के भेदों में से एक अन्त्यानुप्रास है।
C.M. Rawal
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Definition from
स्वरसाम्य looks most appropriate in this case for the word in the question.

Example sentence(s):
  • assonance Pronunciation [Speak!] ऐसनन्स Meanings [Show Transliteration] noun 1. स्वरसाम्य (m) Synonyms vowel rhyme Antonyms None found. Definitions noun 1. the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words -  
Amitabh Kumar
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