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 Cat Knows Karate
My Flat Cat
I Bought a Maserati
My Puppy Punched Me In the Eye
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
I Tried to Take a Selfie
A Goat in a Landfill
After Thanksgiving
My Favorite Word is Floofy
Bob’s Job
I’m Clever Whenever
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
Random Miranda
Wayne the Stegosaurus
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
That Explains It!
Larry the Librarian
A Valentine for Mom
My Ugly Pug
Rosy the Dozer
This Morning Is Our History Test
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog