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 by Kenn Nesbitt
I Bought a Maserati
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
AstroCow
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
I Tried to Take a Selfie by Kenn Nesbitt
I Tried to Take a Selfie
An Ogre Came Over for Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
My Favorite Word is Floofy
My Koala's Not a Doctor by Kenn Nesbitt
My Koala’s Not a Doctor
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
After Thanksgiving
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Bob’s Job
This Morning Is Our History Test
I’m Clever Whenever
A Goat in a Landfill
Random Miranda
Springy Sidewalk
The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head