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.

Wayne the Stegosaurus
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
Thanksgiving Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
Thanksgiving Dinner
That Explains It!
I'm Super Excited by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Super Excited
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
Larry the Librarian
Larry the Librarian
A Valentine for Mom
My Ugly Pug
Rosy the Dozer
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
The Toughest Pastry Maker
Penny Parker’s Pencil
I Saw a Sloth Play Soccer
Glurp the Purple Alien
Grave Humor
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
My Chicken’s On the Internet
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
My Hat Is Full of Rabbits
Beavers In the Bathroom