paroemion paroemion
 par-a-mi'-on from Gk. para, "near" and homoios, "like"
Also sp. paromoeon, parimion
figure of like letter

Alliteration taken to an extreme where nearly every word in a sentence begins with the same consonant. Sometimes, simply a synonym for alliteration or for homoeoprophoron.


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Sources: Isidore 1.36.14; Peacham (1577) G3v; Putt. (1589) 185 ("parimion," "figure of like letter")

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