A Definition

  • the repetition of two or more consonants
    • in conjunction with different vowels. (This second part is not as important for you to understand)

Notable Examples:

  • In this line from Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "The Raven" he uses consonance with this "ss" sound:
    • "And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain"
    • (Example borrowed from Wikipedia's article on consonance)