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Paromoiosis

 

Techniques > Use of language > Figures of speech > Paromoiosis

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Description

Paromoiosis is the creation of similar sounds across two clauses of similar size.

Example

Dancing and play, prancing all day.

So you can buy one or two and have fun.

Good for you, could be true!

Discussion

Paromoiosis can a relatively subtle method of creating repetition or it can be very obvious and appear forced. In persuasion as in prose, subtly generally is a better idea.

Note that the matching of sounds across the two clauses does not have to be exact, although it can be. Paromoiosis includes matching of sounds at the beginning, end or in selected places.

Classification: Repetition

See also

Homoioteleuton, Repetition principle

 

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