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