Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples


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You knew too true no blood bleeds blue employs which literary device?

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Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door--

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;--

This is an example of which literary device?

2. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of repetition in literature. To pass the test, you'll need to identify assonance, consonance, and repetition in sample passages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will gauge your ability to identify the following literary devices:

  • Consonance
  • Assonance
  • Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Play on words

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of repetition in literature
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of these literary devices in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as consonance and assonance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding literary repetition

Additional Learning

To learn more about repetition in literature, review the corresponding lesson on Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about consonance in literature
  • Learn about assonance as a literary device
  • Explore examples of consonance and assonance in famous works
  • Discuss the uses of repetition in literature