Entertainment / Literature / Assonance: Repeating identical or similar vowels (especially in stressed syllabes) in nearby words. Assonance in final vowels of lines can often lead to half-rhyme.Deutsche notes that assonance is a common technique in the poetry of G. M. Hopkins, Dylan Thomasp, and more generally in popular ballads, an example appears in the second and fourth lines of this stanza from 'Fair Annie': Bind up, bind up your yellow hair, And tie it on your neck, And see you look as maiden-like, As the day that first we met. (qtd in Deutsche 140). If combined with consonnance, assonance can create actual full rhyme.Cf. Alliteration.
Science / Psychiatry / Flight Of Ideas: speech consists of a stream of accelerated thoughts with abrupt changes from topic to topic and no central direction. the connections between the thoughts may be based on chance relationships, verbal MORE
Life Style / Poetry / Scheme: Figure of speech that varies the order and sound of words. Examples include alliteration, assonance, chiasmus, and rhyme. MORE