Assonance 01
I will try to light the candles is an example of assonance. Note the 'i' sound in both try and light.

Assonance 01

In English, assonance means similar vowel sounds used in groups of words, not necessarily rhyming or following each other, e.g. in 'slow motion' the long 'o' sounds make the words seem slow.

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  1. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    Bus travel is free for me!
    'free, me' assonance of long 'e' sounds
  2. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    Pass the bowl of peas please!
    'peas please' assonance of long 'e' sounds
  3. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    I'll try to light the birthday candles.
    I'll try, light' assonance of 'i' sounds
  4. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    Put up your umbrella quickly!
    'up, umbrella' assonance of 'u' sounds
  5. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    Nobody knows his sorrow.
    'Nobody knows, sorrow' assonance of 'o' sounds
  6. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    We seemed to be the last team to cross the stream.
    'seemed, team, stream' long 'e' sounds assonance
  7. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    The tame dog ran down the lane.
    'tame, lane' assonance of 'a' sounds
  8. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    The interview was incredibly successful.
    'interview, incredibly' assonance of 'i' sounds
  9. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    The upper reaches of the river undulated for miles.
    'upper, undulated' assonance of 'u' sounds
  10. Select the vowel used in the following example of assonance.
    "Lemons, melons or oranges?" asked the fruit seller.
    'Lemons, melons, oranges' assonance of 'o' sounds

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