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.

Penny Parker’s Pencil
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
The Toughest Pastry Maker
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
Glurp the Purple Alien
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
Grave Humor
Michael the Psychic
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
I Saw a Sloth Play Soccer
My Chicken’s On the Internet
My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort
My Hat Is Full of Rabbits
Beavers In the Bathroom
Catastrophe
December I Went Shopping
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Polar Bowling
Carl the Cookie Carrier
Nate the Creative
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
Bloome the Human Boomerang
Rudy Tude