Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds in neighbouring words with emphasis on the first letters. Good men are gruff and grumpy, cranky, crabbed, and cross. A moist young moon hung above the mist of a neighboring meadow Assonance is the repetition of similar vowel sounds in neighbouring words. Try to light the fire It beats . . . as it sweeps . . . as it cleans The spider skins lie on their sides
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