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Welcome to Young Writers' free Poetry Glossary

What is Consonance?

Consonance is the repetition of the same consonant or consonant pattern two or more times in short succession.

Examples of Consonance

Glass boss. (Using ss)

Mammals named Sam are clammy. (Using m)

Pitter-patter. (Using tt and er)

Slither slather. (Using sl, th and er)

Consonance can be used in poetry to create different rhyming effects.

Why don’t you try writing a poem using adjectives and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.

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