Alliteration, Onomatopoeia and Assonance (Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies) – Heritage of Words – Grade 12
Repetition of initial sound of word many times in a sentence is called alliteration.
Example: Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies
Here, the ‘F’ sound is repeated 4 times in a sentence.
Way of expressing an object by omitting its sound instead of naming the object is known as onomatopoeia.
ding-dong = bell,
mew = cat
The process of making a vowel sound long and nasal to create special effect and maintain the poetic matter is referred as assonance.
d – i – ng,
d – o – ng