What is consonance?

Consonance is the repeating of consonant sounds through a sentence or phrase

Unlike alliteration or rhyme, consonance does not have to happen at the beginning or end of a word; it just needs to be repeated.

Why use consonance?

Occasional consonance can make sentences have interesting patterns to make the reader more interested.

Like assonance, rhyme and alliteration, it is best to use consonance only occasionally. Too much consonance looks silly in general writing.


The red door opened onto the old courtyard.The pitter-patter of rain could be heard against the window.
Passing the gas station, they looked out at the brown fields.He took the ticket and placed it on the table.