Are there any examples of consonance in Hamlet? I know that consonance is where the initial and final sounds of the consonants are the same. For example pitter patter let's get atter.

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Consonance is the repetition of consonants at the end of several words in a line or "the use of the repetition of consonants or consonant patters as a rhyming device." For example, in Act I, the "l" is repeated several times:

"Till then sit still, my soul: foul deeds will rise though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes."