paromoiosis  paromoiosis
 par-o-moy-o'-sis from Gk. para, "beside" and homoiosis, "likeness"
Also sp. paromoeosis

  Parallelism of sound between the words of adjacent clauses whose lengths are equal or approximate to one another. The combination of isocolon and assonance.


In the following couplet, each line is of equal length (iambic pentameter), and the parallel assonance has been highlighted:
In granite tombs, on walls of silent stone,
With frantic runes, where falls the sharpened bone...

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