Assonant and consonant rhyme

The assonance rhyme is one where only the vowel sounds coincide in the last syllable of each verse, while the consonant rhyme is one where all the sounds of the last syllable of each verse coincide, both vowels and consonants.

In assonance rhyme and consonant rhyme, sounds are matched at the end of each of the verses that make up the poem. What differentiates these two types of rhyme is whether the repeating sounds are just vowels or vowels and consonants.

Through these rhetorical figures it is possible to express writing within a literary composition as characteristic as rhyme , significantly differentiating itself from other written compositions such as prose .

Assonant rhymeRhyme
What does it consist ofWhen only the vowels coincide from the last stressed syllable of two or more verses.When all the sounds coincide from the last stressed syllable of two or more verses.
Writing flexibilityGreater flexibility.Little flexibility.
RepetitionOf vocal sounds.Of vowel and consonant sounds.
ExampleA br o , pl a nch o , a j o , r a t o .Com ando , and ando , bl ando , sum ando .

What is assonance rhyme?

A rhyme is considered to be assonance when the vowels of words are repeated specifically from the last stressed vowel of the verse.

The consonants present in this type of rhyme can be varied, since no type of phonetic or sound relationship is needed between them.

For this reason, we see that in assonance rhymes the words used at the end of each verse do not end exactly the same . The emphasis is solely on the repetition of vowels.

These types of rhymes are considered imperfect, and provide the author with greater flexibility when writing a poem or poetry.

Examples of assonant rhyme

The girl’s beautiful face
is catching oil on canvas painting u n a .
The wind towers heartthrob,
grabs her around Ribbon u r a .

(Fragment of Arbolé, arbolé, by Federico García Lorca).

A woman ‘s name a blanc u r a ,
a body and faceless, the pen or MBR to .

(Fragment of Relics, by Jorge Luis Borges).

What is consonant rhyme?

A rhyme is considered a consonant when all the sounds coincide from the last stressed syllable of each verse. This means that both the vowels and the consonants of the syllable must be repeated.

For the consonant rhyme to occur, the same phonemes must be present from the stressed syllable of the last word of two or more verses. This means that the important thing is that the same sound is repeated, even if there are no consonants present in the word.

Thus, it can be seen that, in consonant rhymes, the sounds of the words used at the end of each verse are exactly the same. It may be that a consonant used at the end of that verse is different, the important thing is that the sound they produce is identical .

These types of rhymes were formerly considered perfect.

Examples of consonant rhyme

Singing bird lover in enra Mada
jungle love, that green their elo
has not seen the hunter with desv elo
you are listening, the crossbow ar mada .

(Fragment of Sing Lover Bird, by Lope de Vega).

How happy and fresh the morning ita !
I grab the air by nar iz :
dogs bark a guy gr ita
and a fat girl and bon ita ,
next to a stone, grinds ma Íz .

(Fragment of Del trópico, by Rubén Darío).

See also Difference between hiatus and diphthong .

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