|Assonance: Figure of repetition in which different words with the same or similar vowel sounds occur successively in words with different consonants; two or more words with similar vowel sounds sandwiched between different consonants.|
I was going to St.
met a man with seven wives,
Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kittens: kittens, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?"
-- delivered by Jeremy Irons, from the movie Die Hard with a Vengeance (as taken from the riddle poem "As I was going to St. Ives")
Note: Also Alliteration
"The gloves didn't fit.
If it doesn't fit,
you must acquit."
-- Johnny Cochran, Closing Arguments from the O.J. Simpson Trial
"When Jesus told his disciples
to pray for the kingdom, this was no pie
in the sky
when you die
-- Tony Campolo
"Let's go kick the tires
and light fires
-- delivered by Harry Connick, Jr. (from the movie Independence Day)
|"In the brief span of thirty-odd years, the world has seen an inventors dream, first materialized by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, become an everyday actuality." -- Amelia Earhart|
"Our flag is red, white,
and blue -- but our nation is rainbow. Red, yellow, brown, black, and white,
we're all precious in God's sight."
-- Jesse Jackson, 1984 Democratic National Convention Address
"I feel the need,
the need for speed."
-- delivered by Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards (from the movie Top Gun)
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