Examples Of Consonance In Poetry

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What is Consonance?

Consonant is the repetition of consonant sound and is often used to refer to the repetition of sounds at the end of a word, but also to refer to repeated sounds in the middle of a word

Now we can say that, Consonance is a lovely sounding caused by the repetition of consonant sounds within sentences, phrases, or poems, these repetitions usually occur at the end of words, but can be found within a word or at the beginning.

We will now explain various consonance with the help of examples:

Examples of Pairs of Consonance

  • Blank and think
  • Spelled and scald
  • Sent and went
  • Dawn goes down
  • Laughed and deft
  • Cheer and beer
  • Strong and swing
  • Far and jar
  • Hard and ward

Examples of Consonance in Sentences

  • Brew likes his new bike.
  • I will crawl away the ball.
  • He stood on the terrace and cried.
  • Toss the ball, boss.
  • It will creep and beep while you sleep.
  • He struck a streak of bad luck.
  • When Stella looked at the trailer, she smiled and laughed.
  • I dropped the ring in the thick mud.
  • The brown sack is in the back.


Examples of Consonance in Poems

Following are some examples of consonance from famous poetry.

1.     I’ll swing by my ankles.
She’ll cling to your knees.
As you hang by your nose,
From a high-up trapeze.
But just one thing, please,
As we float through the breeze,
Don’t sneeze.

By Shel Silverstein

  • He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there is some mistake.
    The only other sound’s the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake.

By Robert Frost

  • If you are a dreamer, come in,
    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
    A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
    If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!

By Shel Silverstein