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.

My Flat Cat
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
A Goat in a Landfill
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
Glurp the Purple Alien
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