Literary terms like alliteration, assonance, consonance, and epizeuxis are good to know — you can recognize them in novels and short stories, and even employ them in your own essay writing.
Epizeuxis (also called palilogia): the consecutive repetition of a single word
Alliteration: repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words
Consonance: repetition of sounds (consonants) within nearby words
Assonance: repetition of a vowel sound within a word
Below are a bunch of band names. Can you tell which ones are examples of alliteration, epizeuxis, and consonance?
Jenny & Johnny
The Belle Brigade
Yeah Yeah Yeahs