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In rhetoric, parachesis is the repetition of the same sound in several words in close succession. Alliteration (initial rhyme) is a special case of parachesis. An example of a parachesis of that type is this: "Parachesis presents perpetual plosive...".


  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920). Greek Grammar. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. pp. 680–681. ISBN 0-674-36250-0.