Assonance in the poem “Aerial”

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Ayyan 34 Rep.

Please help me find out assonance in Sylvia Plath’s Aerial?

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This poem has perhaps perfectly used assonance as it contains several repetitions of vowel sounds between the lines, including following:

  • The words “Thumb,” “snug” and “gun” all have used vowel sound “u” in the first two lines.
  • This line, “Man could handle a spade” uses assonant sound “a”.
  • “Cut more turf” makes use of “u” sound.
  • “o” assonant sound is used in “On Toner’s bog.”
  • The line “Cold smell of potato mould” gives the best assonance in this poem with “o” sound in the following line.
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