"In Italian, assonance applies to all sounds"-
in Maori, assonance isnt really used (except in proverbs possibly - 'Ka wiwi. ka wawa')-our language, like Italian, is very vowel-rich, but much less rich in constants, so vowel replication is kind of a given)
In English, it is a huge & richly useful field for humble poet people (like self.)
That said, mine was merely a quotation from Educating Rita - Tom nabbed it right away.
Then in comes his daughter
Whose name was Rita
She looked like she stepped out of
La Dolce Vita
Bob Dylan, ,Motorpsycho Nightmare
Those bloody Italians, eh?
This was a very pommie Rita, though. You know the old Woody Allen joke about the guy who acquires the rights to My Fair Lady and proceeds to remove the music and lyrics to make it back into Pygmalion? That's Educating Rita in a nutshell. Not a bad film either, if you're into Julie Walters and Michael Caine slurring his speech. (I'm into neither.)
This was a very pommie Rita, though.
I remember. Saw it back in the day, I think at Mission Bay, where the audience seemed to know the punch lines, and shamelessly shouted them aloud. While the experience of watching an eastern suburbs cult movie was pretty resistable, to the film's credit it still held up.
That's Educating Rita in a nutshell.
I say Pygmalion with a little touch of A Star is Born: talented older drunkard goes into decline, power relationship changes, couple grows apart...
For instance, I routinely say "pwned" now. Which is weird.
That raises the question of how one actually pronounces a work like "pwned".
"shamelessly shouted" - ah, th entitled braying of the easties.
That raises the question of how one actually pronouncesa work like "pwned".
Like 'owned', but with a p on the front. When using it as an exclamation, experts pronounce the 'ed' as 't'.
That bugger Shakespere eh?
Routinely used the ass/arse pronunciation pun for a laugh-
Oooh, interesting. I suppose I'm too late but I'd love to see some evidence if you have it.