Assonance (ass’-o-nance): Repetition of similar vowel sounds, preceded and followed by different consonants, in the stressed syllables of adjacent words.

A long time ago I wanted to know–to awaken to the dawn of something strong coming along my way–not brutal, but tough, not violent, but calculated to do damage to other peoples’ souls.  All of my goals were bound to this hope.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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