What are 5 assonance quotes from "The Great Gatsby"?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2018

Assonance is a repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming, stressed syllables near enough for the echo to be distinguished.


There are many examples of assonance in The Great Gatsby, including:

  • "Up as though upon an anchored balloon"
  • "I'm glad it's a girl..."
  • ...a long song..."
  • "...men sell the wedding bells..."
  • ..."after a short flight around the house."