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English term or phrase:assonance
Hebrew translation:אסוננס
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12:36 Feb 4, 2009
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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. Answers.com
  • 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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חזרה על אותו מבנה תנועות עם עיצורים שונים.
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5 +2אסוננס
Sergeiy Sandler
4דמיון בצליל; חרוז צלילי
Shlomo Rotman

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Definition from Wikipedia:

חזרה על אותו מבנה תנועות עם עיצורים שונים.

Example sentence(s):
  • בשירה העברית ניתן למצוא דוגמאות רבות לשימוש באסוננס, למשל אצל מאיר ויזלטיר, שכתב ב"שישה שירי נפש" את השורה "כְּמוֹ שֶׁלֶג חָדַש הַנֶפֶש" המשתמש באסוננס להדגשת הדימוי של הנפש לשלג. - Wikipedia  

Since this is basically a transliteration of the Latin term, occasionally (but rarely) you would find the Hebrew word הצללה used too, but almost invariably followed by the Latin term in parentheses.
Sergeiy Sandler
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דמיון בצליל; חרוז צלילי

Definition from מילון מורפיס:
דמיון צלילי בין תנועות במלים סמוכות או שימוש בעיצורים זהים עם תנועות שונות, חרוז צלילי, אסונאנס

Example sentence(s):
  • יִשְׁלָיוּ אֹהֲבָיִךְ."ת שַׁלְוָה בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ אֲדַבְּרָה נָּא שָׁלוֹם בָּךְ, אֲבַקְשָׁה טוֹב לָךְ . "שַׁאֲלוּ שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם" - מזמור קכ"ב - בית המדרש הוירטואלי (V.  
Shlomo Rotman
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