poetic device: Assonance

Assonance is when nearby words share the same vowel sounds, especially on their stressed (or accented) syllables, such as “tiny dinosaur” (which share a long “i” sound) or “random hat” (which share a short “a” sound).

These poems all include at least one instance of assonance. See if you can the assonant words in these poems.

Bob's Job A Funny Soda Poem for Kids
Bob’s Job
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
My Favorite Word is Floofy
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
My Ugly Pug
My Cat Knows Karate
A Mother Goose Thanksgiving
After Thanksgiving
Rosy the Dozer
Random Miranda
My Hat Is Full of Rabbits
Nate the Creative - A Nonsense poem for kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Nate the Creative
Carl the Cookie Carrier
I Tried to Take a Selfie
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
A Valentine for Mom
December I Went Shopping
It's Raining in My Bedroom
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
Grave Humor
Wayne the Stegosaurus
Today Is the Day
My Brother’s a Genius
Nile and Nate
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Arthur the Artist