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.

We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars by Kenn Nesbitt
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars
My Cat Knows Karate
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
I Bought a Maserati
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
I Tried to Take a Selfie by Kenn Nesbitt
I Tried to Take a Selfie
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
After Thanksgiving
My Favorite Word is Floofy
When Frankenstein Sat Down to Dine by Kenn Nesbitt
When Frankenstein Sat Down to Dine
Bob’s Job
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
I’m Clever Whenever
A Goat in a Landfill
Random Miranda
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
This Morning Is Our History Test
Wayne the Stegosaurus
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
That Explains It!
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
Larry the Librarian
Larry the Librarian
A Valentine for Mom